THE LONDON PROSTATE CANCER CENTRE NEWSLETTER | FALL L 2012 FATHERS’ DAY WALK AND RUN n Fathers’ Day, June 17, runners and walkers from across the region gathered for a morning of fun and fitness in order to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. The fourteenth annual Fathers’ Day Walk/Run was held at TD Waterhouse Stadium in London. The event was a great success with more than 400 people in attendance and $75,000 was raised. These funds will support prostate cancer projects at London Health Sciences Center and through Prostate Cancer Canada. This year there were a record number of teams entered in the event. Tina Carvalho, a participant whose father is a prostate cancer survivor, calls the Fathers’ Day Walk/ Run “an important family event”. Her family’s annual participation is motivated by the fact that: “the organizing committee has done a great job of making this a fun-filled day”. The race is a great way to involve all of the Carvalho’s family O members, from her mother and father r walking, to her sister’s running the 5K race, all the way down to her young nephew participating in the Tot Run. Looking back on the past three years of participation, Carvalho said: “This event fuels our competitive nature, forces us to work hard and invites us to find creative ways of raising money for an incredible cause”. Together with her team of family members, friends and coworkers, “Faith, Hope & Cure”, Carvalho has raised over $8,000 in the last three years. The Carvalho Family – Photos by David Rush, Fanshawe College.