Finding connection and raising awareness: Roy’s story about prostate cancer
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Determined to share his story, Roy turned to the Canadian Cancer Society’s nationwide support system and discovered a way to connect with people who needed the same support he found so helpful on his journey. This is when he came across our online community, CancerConnection.ca.
“I read about CancerConnection.ca and saw that it had all these online groups and discussions for all different types of cancer. There was one for prostate cancer, one for men only, another for advanced cancer,” shared Roy. “I immediately created a profile and sent it in, and since then, whenever there’s a new member with prostate cancer they’re pointed my way. I’ve done that 4 or 5 times now, answered questions about prostate cancer from someone new.”
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In addition to providing support to fellow people with prostate cancer through the online community, Roy finds creative ways to spread awareness. Whether it’s participating in Canadian Cancer Society fundraising events like Plaid For Dad or dying his hair blue in September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Roy passionately gives back to make a difference for others.
“I dye my hair blue to raise awareness about prostate cancer,” shares Roy. “It’s become my trademark.”
His blue hair has become a bright signal to let those affected by prostate cancer know that they’re not alone. By speaking up and taking action, Roy motivates people in his community – and beyond – to support the prostate cancer cause.
Inspired by Roy? Get involved with the Canadian Cancer Society this September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. With your support, we can fund the most promising prostate cancer research and life-changing programs.
Together, we can create a world where no one fears prostate cancer.