A couple of years ago I had to hear my mother say possibly the scariest thing I've ever heard: "Dad has cancer." Even now, thinking about her saying that is utterly terrifying to me. Cancer. The "C" word. So scary, so daunting.
My Dad and I at my wedding 2006
He's an excellent Grandpa
Probably because he's still just a big kid
He even loves his Gran-dog
Unfortunately, that's not the case for so many other men. Here in Canada even - where healthcare is free - it's estimated that in 2015:
- 24,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. This represents 24% of all new cancer cases in men in 2015.
- 4,100 men will die from prostate cancer. This represents 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2015.
- On average, 66 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
- On average, 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day.
Dad plays the drums for our church worship band
And agrees to do crazy things like Mud-Runs with me! (That's us on the left side)
Terrifying. So this year, my sisters and I and one of my good friends are participating in the 5km Do it for Dads Walk Run in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer research. And today - June 19, I'm also participating in Wear Plaid for Dad. A separate fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada.
I know that this post isn't really about fashion. It's about my Dad. My "Hey Ol'man". So today, I wear plaid for my Dad. For all Dads. For all men.
My Dad - My Friend
And if you feel like you could support our fundraising efforts - please follow this link here: Do it for Dads Walk Run Every little bit helps.
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Sincerely Jenna Marie // Curly Craft Mom // Lizzie in Lace // A Labour of Life // Penniless Socialite // Style Elixir