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A Wake Up Call for Cancer Awareness

Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) recently hosted two events called Wake Up Call Breakfasts in the Toronto area to raise awareness and money to battle Canada’s number one form of cancer affecting men.

This infographic provides a glimpse of the impacts of prostate cancer in Canada:

The disease has hit The Dalton Company closed to home: our President, Randy Dalton, is a prostate cancer survivor. Since beating the disease, Randy has been an active supporter of PCC, serving as a Board Member with PCC, a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and a supporter of Princess Margaret Hospital.

Earlier this month, Randy served as keynote speaker at the North Toronto Wake Up Call in North York, ON.

Thanks in big part to the efforts of presenting sponsor LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America), the event was a resounding success, raising close to $190K. Joining Randy at the breakfast were friends from his alma mater, Upper Canada College.

Randy (third from right) poses with friends and Prostate Canada Cancer President and CEO Rocco Rossi (second from right) at the North Toronto Wake Up Call Breakfast.

On Oct. 20, Dalton also supported the Toronto Wake Up Call breakfast held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Our good friends at Ridley Doors and Windows sponsored our table at the event, which was attended by a group of Dalton employees.

The Toronto breakfast was the biggest yet, with over 300 people in attendance, while raising over $178K through tickets, sponsorships and a live auction. The event featured Global News anchor Alan Carter, who served as emcee, and Madeline Zito, a VP with Great Gulf who lost her husband to prostate cancer. Both speakers shared how the disease touched their own lives and offered words of encouragement and advice.

Alan Carter (left), an anchor with Global News, served as the event's emcee.


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