Image Credit: Gene Carignan
Brampton resident and prostate cancer survivor Ian Smith is seen standing by the Irish Sea in front of ‘South Head Cliff,’ his first ascent on the Coast-to-Coast Walk. In 2002, Ian walked 300 kilometers across Northern England, from the Irish to the North Sea over a span of 14 days to raise funds for prostate cancer – an idea that had been almost two and a half years in the making. He gathered over $2,000 from his trip by canvassing neighbours, friends and relatives for donations. He dedicates the walk to the many men who, for whatever reason, were unable to take advantage of the PSA blood test as part of their regular physical exams.