Fundraiser takes aim at prostate cancer

South Surrey businesses teaming up for fundraiser on Saturday.

A South Surrey doctor is teaming up with neighbouring businesses to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

Mountainview Wellness Centre physician Caleb Ng has teamed up with businesses in his complex at Alder Crossing Shopping Plaza to host the day-long event on Sept. 14.

The fundraiser will feature the option of a $5 breakfast of flax and blueberry pancakes or salmon lunch, donated by Choices Market. The support from neighbouring businesses, such as Choices, has been a big reason why the prostate cancer fundraiser has been such a success the past three years, Ng said.

“One reason we’ve been able to raise money in the past is that Choices puts on a wonderful spread,” Ng said.

“It’s an event that we’ve built on year after year. We had some humble beginnings a few years ago when we started out as a simple pancake breakfast fundraiser.”

Funds raised from the event benefit Prostate Cancer Canada.

This year, Ng said organizers hope to raise $3,000.

With a practice that has a focus on cancer, the naturopathic doctor often attends prostate cancer support groups at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

From that experience, Ng notes that many people are still unaware about the cause and – more importantly – the prevention of prostate cancer.

With the fundraiser, Ng hopes to change that.

“We’ve received lots of positive feedback from survivors,” he said, noting that musical performers Alanna and Brianne’s grandfather is a prostate cancer survivor.

The fundraiser is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alder Crossing Shopping Plaza, 32 Avenue and King George Highway.

For more information, visit Mountainview Wellness online at www.mountainviewwellness.com

 

 

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