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Helijet helping in the prostate cancer fight

November 6, 2014  By Paul Dixon

pd2_0829Nov. 6, 2014, Vancouver - A pale November sun broke through the clouds over Vancouver long enough today to illuminate Helijet’s partnership with Prostrate Cancer Canada (PCC).

Sporting the colours of PCC, the S-76 will operate on the scheduled Vancouver-Victoria route. For Helijet President and CEO Danny Sitnam, realizing that many of their passengers are in the key 40s to 60s demographic, it provides a constant reminder of the potential dangers of the disease.

For PPC, the partnership provides another avenue to get the message out, both to passengers on Helijet and to those who see the aircraft in operation. The message is clear that “early detection saves lives.” It is expected that almost 24,000 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and 4,000 will die. With early detection and treatment, the survival rate is more than 90 per cent.


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