Thousands of people across Canada will go plaid on Friday, June 16th.
The Friday before Father’s Day is one way for Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for its vital research – a day when most everyone can find a good excuse to wear plaid for Plaid for Dad day in the country.
Rocco Rossi, the president and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada says men, friends and families are all coming up with unique ways to mark Plaid For Dad day.
Including Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive lineman Ese Mrabure, who found a great way to get this province – and the whole country – involved.
“He said, ‘I want to help, I want to be a part of it,’ Rossi said. “Now, he’s a charter member of our All-Plaid, All-Stars which includes greats like Damon Allen, Adrian Clark and others even outside of Rider Nation.”
Rossi says Mrabure has just created a video underscoring the importance of men getting tested for prostate cancer.
“So, he’s come up with this notion that we put on our Riders uniform to beat our opponent,” Rossi said. “And we want Canadians to put on a plaid uniform for one day of the year to help defeat prostate cancer.”
Rossie says aside from Mrabure’s contribution, other major Saskatchewan groups have stepped forward in order to raise money for this cause.
“From the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, to the Saskatchewan Trucking Association,” Rossie said. “FCC and Canterra Seeds. And having Ese from the Saskatchewan Roughriders join in makes our efforts even more successful”