Local 793 Staff Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research

Local 793 and OETIO staff across the province participated in the national ‘Plaid for Dad’ campaign June 16.

Staff wore customized t-shirts that said, ‘Mad for Plaid’ in support of the campaign, which is held annually to raise awareness and vital research funds for research into prostate cancer.

There were 146 t-shirts ordered by staff and $2,382 was raised.

‘Plaid for Dad’ was launched in 2015. It has quickly become a fun and easy way for Canadians to celebrate dad and help the one in eight men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

This year, more than 1,000 workplaces and thousands of individuals from across Canada participated in the campaign through donations, fundraising and events.

The Friday before Father’s Day is officially designated as the day of the campaign.