Eric McCormack's Story
Prostate cancer doesn’t stop being a life-changing and life-threatening disease
in the middle of a global health crisis. It is important that we continue to take
action and make meaningful difference in the lives of the estimated 1 in 9 men who will
be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
This year, Plaid for Dad ambassador Eric McCormack will proudly join Canadians across the country for his sixth year of the campaign by wearing plaid on the Friday before Father’s Day in support of people with prostate cancer, their caregivers
Prostate cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and third leading cause of death among Canadian men. For the Toronto born, Vancouver-based actor, the prostate cancer cause is very close to his heart.
“I lost my dad to prostate cancer in 2008, so Father’s Day is always a little tough,” says Eric. “That’s why I’m proud to be a Plaid for Dad ambassador and to take part in helping to raise vital funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.”
A tremendous amount of progress has been made against prostate cancer — thanks to investments in research, almost 100% of Canadian men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive at least five years past their diagnosis if detected early. But we must continue our efforts to improve and save lives.
“Funds raised in support of Plaid for Dad will be invested in groundbreaking research and support programs that help Canadians affected by prostate cancer live longer and improve their quality of life,” says Eric.
Together, we are a force-for-life in the face of prostate cancer. Join us on Friday, June 18, by wearing plaid and sharing your photos on social media using #PlaidforDad.