Len Gross had his life changed in 1992 when he had prostate surgery that left him permanently impotent. Gross would have every reason to have regrets given that his cancer was so minimal that doctors would not even operate on him today.
He is is now a founding and board member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC and one of the founders of the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network. Now at 81 years old he still takes part in the annual Father’s Day walk/run around Burnaby Lake to raise funds for prostate cancer research and support.
The walk/run has raised more than 2 million dollars. Gross said helping other men with prostate cancer has helped him see the bright side of his own situation.
Our 17th Annual Father's Day Walk/Run is being held at Burnaby Lake on June 19, 2013.This year’s theme is “show your blue” where participants are encouraged to come dressed in blue for a costume contest that is new this year. Organizers will have a “blue tent” for those needing costumes or accessories.
This event attracts people of all ages and is for serious runners, casual walkers and families. This is a celebration with a BBQ lunch, prizes and entertainment.
REGISTER ONLINE to participate, sponsor a participant, or volunteer for this event.