Introducing Combines for Cures…News from the Prostate Cancer Centre
By Prostate Cancer Centre
Mar. 1. 2012, Calgary, AB – It is estimated that 2,500 men in Alberta will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this coming year. Prostate cancer will kill approximately eight men every week in our province. This spring, with sponsorship from agribusiness, and in collaboration with rural doctors and nurses, and organizations, Alberta communities are coming together with Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) and Prostate Cancer Canada to launch a Combines for Cures™ pilot project in central Alberta. Through this initiative, PCC, Prostate Cancer Canada and its partners will work to improve rural health, one man at a time.
The Combines for Cures program is also offering farmers an opportunity to support the cause. Farmers are able to make grain donations at their local Crop Production Services (CPS) retail outlets from March to August. Pledge forms explaining the program are available in CPS retail stores. “We encourage central Alberta farmers to visit their local CPS retail outlets soon to get more information. Farmers are a generous and caring group. And, because the program is accepting all of the major crops, we expect they will be generous to this cause.” says Tony Overwater, Strategy & Business Development Manager, CPS. “As well, we have added support from Western Feedlots Ltd., a key grain handling partner. Western Feedlots will also be accepting feed grains on behalf of the program. Their support will be critical to the success of this program”, says Overwater.
MAN VAN events are taking place throughout Central Alberta in March.Events are scheduled in Lacombe (March 5), Delburne (March 7), Olds (March 21), Crossfield (March 25), Trochu (March 29) and Didsbury (June 23) at the Rural Ride for Dads. PCC also encourages rural communities to host their own unique fundraising activities in support of Combines for Cures.