Rocco Rossi presents Alec Zimmerman with Blue Plaid Vest
Rocco Rossi presents Alec Zimmerman with Blue Plaid Vest

Toronto (July 8th, 2015) — Prostate Cancer Canada is thrilled to announce Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) as the first-ever Wear Plaid for Dad National Workplace Champion.

With contributions from both its professionals and its management services personnel in each of its offices across Canada, the team at BLG raised nearly 30 thousand dollars to help protect men from prostate cancer.

“The committed and strongly ingrained sense of social responsibility demonstrated by the BLG team in support of the Wear Plaid for Dad campaign is that which has made BLG one of the leading pro bono firms in Canada,” said BLG partner and campaign chair Alec Zimmerman.

Proceeds from Wear Plaid for Dad will go towards supporting the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness.

In recognition of its victory, BLG was presented with the prestigious Blue Plaid Vest to display with pride in its offices.

“All individuals and organizations who participated in Wear Plaid for Dad on June 19th have made history in helping make prostate cancer history in the inaugural Wear Plaid for Dad Campaign”, said Prostate Cancer Canada President & CEO Rocco Rossi.  “In golf, players dream of one day wearing the fabled Green Jacket, but we have begun a new tradition and are thrilled to announce BLG as the first-ever Blue Plaid Vest winner!”

Prostate Cancer Canada would also like to congratulate the top 10 workplaces from the first year of Wear Plaid for Dad:

  1. Borden Ladner Gervais ($29,946.62)
  2. McCarthy Tétrault ($20,747)
  3. Newfoundland Liquor Corporation ($6,012)
  4. Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage ($5,190)
  5. Kingsdale Shareholder Services ($5,000)
  6. Toronto Police Association ($5,000)
  7. Nationwide Group of Companies ($4530.92)
  8. Ontario Trucking Association ($4,400)
  9. RYCOM ($4,110)
  10. The Behar Group Realty Inc. ($3,965)

About Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. As one of the largest investors in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support. For more information please visit prostatecancer.ca or follow us on Twitter @ProstateCancerC or Facebook at Prostate Cancer Canada.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals and offices in five major cities across Canada.

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For more information please contact

Zandra Miljan, Senior Communications Coordinator | Prostate Cancer Canada
Office: 416-441-2131 ext./poste 264
Mobile: 647-462-1886
zandra.miljan@prostatecancer.ca