Concert to help fund prostate cancer research

The Central Alberta Prostate Awareness & Support group is proud to present ‘Awareness Musicale’ – an evening of live music in support of those affected by prostate cancer.

The benefit concert is taking place at Festival Hall in Red Deer on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., and will feature Ben Crane with appearances by Lloyd Griffith, Ray Baird, and the Visions Country Gospel group.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at 53rd Street Music, over the phone at 1-877-895-4430 or online at www.davidthompsonhealthtrust.com. There are only 300 tickets available.

Tickets purchased for the event will go towards helping one of the estimated 2,500 men in Alberta that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in this coming year. According to prostatecancer.ca, approximately eight men every week will die from prostate cancer in Alberta. But, when detected and treated early, 95% of prostate cancer cases can be cured.

Funds raised through the concert will allow the Central Alberta Prostate Awareness & Support Group to reach out to more men in your community, spreading information and awareness about prostate cancer.

The awareness and support group, which continues to meet every third Thursday of the month since 1997, is an informal get-together, where real men share real stories about their experiences with prostate cancer. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested, and there is no expectation of commitment.

Men, and even their families, can come once, twice, or every month for as long as they would like.

The members of the group do not treat, diagnose, judge or advise. But, they do have a lot of information and even more personal stories to help men and their families gain insight into the different types of treatments and approaches. Anyone interested in more information about the group can contact Bert at 403-343-3808 or Bill at 403-342-0694.

For more event information visit www.davidthomsonhealthtrust.com.

– Fawcett

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