The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has announced Interior Savings Credit Union is the title sponsor for the 15th annual Do It For Dad Run/Walk.
The June 15 event takes place at Coldstream Ranch and funds will go towards an ureterorenoscope for the treatment of prostate cancer at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
“When we work together to improve the quality of life for our friends, family and neighbours, we build a stronger community,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings chief executive.
“We are pleased to support the community’s efforts in the fight against prostate cancer.”
For the past 14 years, Interior Savings has sponsored the event to fight prostate cancer, which is the third leading cause of death from cancer in men in Canada. On average, 65 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every day and it is estimated 11 Canadian men will die from this disease daily.
“Do It For Dad is an important Father’s Day tradition with long-standing support from our sponsors, volunteers and participants,” said Sue Beaudry, VJHF director of development.
Do It For Dad will begin with the Coldstream Fire Department signaling the start of the race with its fire truck sirens. The Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band will serenade participants from the hillsides along the route and the Kalamalka Caring Klowns will entertain.
Event founder April Sanders will present awards and prizes donated by local supporters to top finishers in male and female categories, as well as most funds raised by an individual and team. Brian Martin, of Sun FM, will return as the master of ceremonies and following the event, lunch will be provided by Subway.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and the walk and run starts at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for youths and $20 for adults. Participants who raise $50 or more in pledges will have their registration fee waived.
Pledges and donations can be made online at www.vjhfoundation.org/events/do-it-for-dad.
For more information, call 250-558-1362.