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Don Konantz

Chair, Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer

Don Konantz is a 51 year old man living in Vancouver, B.C. Don has been a leader in various entrepreneurial organizations; a family man raising four children with his wife of 23 years; and giving back to many philanthropic causes and community organizations including the Coalition to Cure Prostate Cancer -- which he is Chair. He kept on top of his health with regular check-ups with his doctor, staying active and eating well but in 2011 was diagnosed with an aggressive metastatic prostate cancer. Don has met cancer with passion, contribution and exercise.
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I'll Never Forget the Moment I was Diagnosed With Metastatic Prostate Cancer

On an idle Tuesday in February at 4:30 p.m., I learned that the statistic "one in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer" became, for me, one in one. I'll never forget that moment. My life's blackboard just went blank. I thought I had done everything right: eating a healthy diet, getting checked regularly, exercising -- but there it was on the biopsy.
10/23/2013 05:25 EDT