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Harry Rosen Announces Major Prostate Cancer Fundraiser In Vancouver -- Harry’s Spring Run-Off to benefit the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital

January 18th, 2007
TORONTO, Ontario (January 18, 2022) – As part of its ongoing commitment to prostate cancer research in Canada, Harry Rosen Inc. is proud to announce that it will be the title sponsor of Vancouver’s newest charity run this spring. On March 11th, Harry’s Spring Run-Off 8k to Fight Prostate Cancer will take place in Stanley Park, with proceeds being donated to research at the Prostate Centre at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). This event marks the second Harry’s Spring Run-Off in Canada, in addition to the April Toronto run, now in its second year.

“We are thrilled to expand Harry’s Spring Run-Off to the West Coast and I’ve already started my training to lead Team Harry Rosen in the run on March 11th,” states Larry Rosen, CEO and Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc. “For seven years we’ve helped spread the word and raise money through a variety of initiatives, but with this event we hope to raise in excess of $100,000 in Vancouver for the fight to find a cure for prostate cancer.”

“Donations are essential to place our prostate research programs at the forefront of the world today, so that we can turn our pioneering research into the latest treatments for men with prostate cancer,” said Dr. Martin Gleave, Director of the Prostate Centre at VGH and the Liber Ero BC Leadership Chair in Prostate Cancer Research. “We look forward to participating in Vancouver’s inaugural Harry’s Spring Run-Off to Fight Prostate Cancer.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer threat to Canadian men. It will afflict one out of six men in their lifetime – approximately 20,500 men this year alone. Men over the age of 45 are urged to speak to their doctors about testing.

In addition to the money raised by entry fees, runners will be able to sign up for additional pledges online, with those proceeds going directly to the hospital. Among the first of the spring season in Vancouver, this run is part of the Canada Running Series and will be a valuable training effort for runners and will hopefully come to be seen as a rite of passage. Individual prizes will be awarded for the fastest times in a variety of categories. As well, the event will host a Team Challenge, inviting groups to enter a team of 10 with the chance to win group prizes of gift cards from Harry Rosen.

The registration fee for Harry’s Spring Run-Off, presented by HSBC Bank Canada, ranges from $30 to $50, depending on when registered. The Run begins at 10:00 a.m. The event itself will include entertainment, gift bags and finishers t-shirts. Participants may sign up at www.canadarunningseries.com/spring8k .

Harry’s Spring Run-Off is pleased to welcome HSBC Bank Canada as presenting sponsor and Zegna Sport as key sponsor.

The Run will be supported by an extensive marketing campaign, including advertising in the Globe and Mail and CBS Outdoor transit shelters as well as in-store and window displays at Harry Rosen’s two Vancouver locations; and extensive use of websites, direct mail and email campaigns.

About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds for the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment, world-class research and improvements to patient care for Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. For more information, please visit www.worldclasshealthcare.ca.

About the Prostate Centre at VGH

The Prostate Centre at VGH is a UBC Centre and National Centre of Excellence uniting a trans-disciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists to study molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and therapeutic resistance, identify gene targets for intervention, and use this information to create new therapies to improve care for men with prostate cancer.

About Harry Rosen Inc.

Harry Rosen Inc., Canada’s leading quality men’s wear retailer, is celebrating its 53rd year in business in 2007. With 16 stores across the country, accounting for 40 percent of the Canadian market in high-end men’s wear, Harry Rosen stores offer extensive collections of the world’s finest men’s wear labels including Brioni, Canali, Versace Classic, BOSS Hugo Boss, Armani Collezioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce and Gabbana and J.P. Tilford by Samuelsohn. Since 2000, Harry Rosen Inc. has raised money and awareness for prostate cancer in Canada. Through a variety of initiatives, over $700,000 has been donated to organizations across the country.

For more information, please contact:

Shauna Cumming
Manager, PR & Special Events
Harry Rosen Inc.
[email protected]

Jon Hicke
Director Marketing & Communications
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
[email protected]

Simone Abt
Grey Worldwide Northwest PR
[email protected]