Prostate Cancer Canada the official charity of Motorama 2019

A perennial supporter of the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has been named as the official charity of the biggest car show of its kind in Canada.

For the 2019 edition of Motorama – which runs March 8, 9 & 10 at Toronto’s International Centre – Prostate Cancer Canada will again be represented by the Brampton chapter of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network of peer support groups (PCCN).

The PCCN booth will be staffed by PCC and PCCN representatives – many of them cancer survivors – prepared to discuss and inform show visitors about the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men and about Cruisin’ for a Cure Canada, a September 8 car, truck and motorcycle show that provides free PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) blood tests to men 40 and over.

“Our support group has long targeted the car hobby, finding places where we can connect with the ‘boys and their toys’,” explained PCCN Brampton spokesman Jim Dorsey. “A good place to find men, and the ladies who care about them, is around cars. And we’ve found that the wives and girlfriends are often the best sales people we have.”

One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Although the mortality rate has noticeably decreased over the past 20 years due to improved testing and better treatment options, an estimated 4,000 Canadian men succumbed to prostate cancer last year alone.

 “The key to surviving prostate cancer is early detection, when the survival rate can be over 90 percent. The PSA test is the best method we currently have to alert men to a problem at an early stage,” continued Dorsey. “That’s the message that we’re trying to get across at Motorama.”

David Weber, one of the principal partners of Motorama, echoes a similar message. “As a prostate cancer survivor myself, I know firsthand how devastating a positive diagnosis can be. I also know firsthand that early detection can mean the difference between life and death, and in my case, I was very lucky to find my cancer early. Motorama is pleased to be able to partner with Prostate Cancer Canada at this year’s show.”

Although the primary objective of the appearance of Prostate Cancer Canada is to increase awareness of this painful disease and to encourage early detection, Motorama and PCC organizers will also be making efforts to raise funds for prostate cancer research.

Prostate Cancer Canada pledge forms and a donation box will be available to exhibitors and sponsors in the show office, with other donation locations for show visitors spread throughout the Motorama show area.

Prostate Cancer Canada will be located in Booth #5525, in the centre portion of Hall 2.

ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER CANADA: PCC is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. As one of the largest investors in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support. For more information, visit www.prostatecancer.ca or find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/prostatecancercanada.