Plaid Stories

With every prostate cancer diagnosis comes a story about real people who have faced the disease. Theirs are the stories that inspire us to unite from coast to coast each Father’s Day to work toward a life without prostate cancer. These are the stories that remind us why we wear plaid.

A suit worth its weight in awareness

Plaid for Dad spokesperson Robin Speer shows up with a smile – and a bright blue plaid suit. He’s been showing up this way since day one.

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Canadian truckers haul awareness

It’s impossible to talk about the success and efforts of the thousands of workplaces across Canada who donned plaid without recognizing the Canadian trucking industry. As part of Trucks for Change, members roll out in full force to protect dads from prostate cancer.

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Bernard Robichaud's Story

You may know him as Cyrus from Canada’s infamous Trailer Park Boys, but there is much more to Bernard Robichaud than his signature look complete with leather jacket, shades and red 1979 Corvette.

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Rob Thacker's Story

Rob Thacker, an astrophysicist originally from England’s east coast, is passionate about speaking with others – especially about the seriousness of prostate cancer.

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Ian McFadyen's Story

Each year across Canada, Father’s Day weekend takes on an additional layer of meaning for the many families that have been affected by prostate cancer. As the most common cancer in men, each diagnosis is shared with loved ones, including children, spouses, and siblings. It is for this reason that at a time of year that is dedicated to celebrating the men we love, Canadian workplaces and individuals come together in a show of solidarity by wearing Plaid for Dad and raising money for prostate cancer research.

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Evan Hickey's Story

When Evan Hickey learned that his father, Bob, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was shocked – left with what he describes as “a very surreal feeling”. That was in 2009, and at the time he didn’t know much about the disease. He had a lot of questions…

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Hillis Family's Story

My family and I have a very personal connection to Prostate Cancer. I hope that by sharing our story we can help another family benefit from our experience. If it were not for my wife’s vigilance and persistence my story might be very different. She insisted that I ask my Doctor to check my PSA, and, to our surprise, I was diagnosed with medium-risk prostate cancer in October of 2014. With the guidance of a great Urologist, we decided on a Radical Prostatectomy. I have now been cancer-free for two years.

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Reverend Dr. Lennett J. Anderson's Story

As a life-long resident of the historic black community of Upper Hammonds Plains, NS, I will be wearing Plaid for Dad on the Friday before Father’s Day.

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