Pain in the Ass
Welcome to the team
"Pain in the Ass"
My name is Ron Johnson
 I have had terminal
 Prostate Cancer
since 2008!! 
And I am 
 Pain in the Ass
As always this site is under construction but if you have a prostate issue you have come to the right place!!

Registration is now open for the:
2017 Raymond James
Fathers Day Walk/ Run

Sunday June 18th!!
if you would like to sign up with our Team "Pain in the Ass"
here is the link to join or donate:
This will be the 10th year for Team Pain in the Ass!!
Come Join us for a fabulous day of fun and entertainment -including "Nearly Neil"
with lots of prizes and food!
The Coquitlam Prostate

Support Group
meets on the
1st Tuesday of the month
  Coquitlam Prostate Support Group

Our next regular meeting will be
 @ 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 2nd **
Guest speaker Dr Michael Cox
a Senior Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. 
The title of his talk is,

“Prostate cancer management in the modern era”

**Please note we have permanently moved location to
 Wilson Centre in PoCo !

Please join us and share your concerns and experiences in a strictly confidential atmosphere. Please feel free to bring your friends, partners or caregivers that may share your concerns with prostate problems.
Remember our extensive lending library of books and dvd's are available for free!
For additional information please feel free to call 
Craig @ 604-928-9220 or Ken @ 604-936-2998 or

Registration is now open for the:
2017 Raymond James Fathers Day Walk/ Run
if you would like to sign up with our Team "Pain in theAss"
For those attending the December meeting
here is Jeans dessert recipe

Golden Graham Snack
Mix together in a large bowl:
4 cups of Golden Graham cereal
1 cup of salted peanuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1lb melting wafers (about three cups)
(these are the small white chocolate disc's found in the bulk foods)
1 tsp. oil  
                    1 tsp vanilla
Melt together in microwavable bowl for 1 minute at a time until melted and mixed. (or in pot on stove)
Quickly mix melted chocolate into other ingredients as it sets fast. 
Spread on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and put in refrigerator for 1/2 hour then break into pieces and store in sealed container
Then share and enjoy!!    
Thanks Scarlett !!
My very special friend Scarlett supported me with the Terry Fox run at school and had her long pony tail cut off to donate to cancer patients.
She said she did it for Terry Fox and Ron. Did I mention she is only 4!!

The 2016 Father's Day Walk / Run
for Prostate Canc
was Sunday June 19th 2016

Team Pain in the Ass raised  $8650!!

We had an excellent day and once again
Team Pain in the Ass
received the

Top Survivor Team Award.
Thanks to our 
Great team members 
and All our supporters 
 I appreciate all the support for all these years!!! 
  I sang O Canada again for my 4th  time for the crowd before the race started and I did the short version..... Maybe next year i will remember all the words!

Remember if you would like to donate your cans and bottles to the team - you can do it all year long at two locations !!
(see below for more info)


If you didn't make it - you missed one great night! 
Saturday May the 7th 2016

The 4oh4 Band 
put on a 
Fundraiser for

Pain in the As

at the Rocky Point Taphouse
"4oh4" and "Dekades / 

Two great bands and One great evening 
for a real great cause. 
All donations went to the 
Raymond James 
June 19th 2016
Father's Day Walk/Run
for Prostate Cancer 

in support of the
 Prostate Cancer Foundation BC

The place was packed, the music was superb and thank you for raising some great funds for Prostate Cancer Research!!


It was a Blast!!!
We raised over $2000.00!!
Thanks to all!! 
The 4th Annual
"Pain in the Ass"
Fundraising Dance featuring the
"4oh4" Band
  April 25th 2015 
Ron Johnson was honoured
 to have a grant named after him for 2014. 
 The Ron Johnson 2014 Pioneer Award 
was presented to 
Jacob Gordon 
at the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC 
Grant Awards on Dec 11th at VGH!!
The Pioneer Grant was presented to Jacob Gordon 
a PhD Student in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for his research paper on targeting SR-B1 - mediated cholesterol influx and intercellular cholesterol synthesis to suppress de novo steroid genesis and castration- resistant prostate cancer progression. 
Oh Yeah!!!

Thanks to all my Supporters and Team "Pain in the Ass"!!
It wouldn't be possible without YOU!!

A story was printed in the Tri Cities News on Dec 12 2014: 


Did you know that you can Donate your Cans and Bottles to team P.I.T.A.? 
 Just drop them off at the 
Biggar Bottle Depot 
 on Kingsway in Port Coquitlam and say they are for 
"Pain in the Ass" 

 New for 2016
Blue Mountain Market and Bottle Depot!!
508 Blue Mountain Street, 
Unit 506, 
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3N9
  • It is located on block north of Austin Ave in Coquitlam, on Blue Mountain Rd. @ Ridgeway Ave.
  • Our Team "Pain in the A$$" is already set up in their computer ,with Ron Johnson , and Jean Honig as references, so you will know for sure.. and they sort the bottles and cans for you !  Yay!.. You just have to make sure, you Tell them, you are donating to our Charity Run , Before, they sort it for you !!!  

    and Of course we are already set up at Biggar Bottle Depot , on Kingsway Ave in Port Coquitlam, as per the previous years, and we want to thank everyone , that has donated in the past!!

    Thanks for your support!!  
    Thank you!

    Movember was another great one for Canada!
    The Movember Foundation
     is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health.
    Canada came in third place in Worldwide Fundraising for 2015
      This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. 


    Thank You for your Support!!
    June 15th 2014
      16th Annual "Do it for Dad" Run/Walk
     Thanks to all that joined team
    "Pain in the Ass"
    for a fun filled dry morning with lots to do, lots to eat and plenty of entertainment.
    And time to get home before the torrential rains!

    Sorry Ike and Desmond for missing the picture.
     (And here is one with Jean as we missed her too!!)
    Top Fundraising Team
    award for 2014!
    Team PITA raised $8713.66!! for
    Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
    Thanks for all the support we received & the best team of
    Friends and Family  a guy could ever ask for!!!
    May 31, 2014
    3rd Annual
     "Pain in the Ass"
    Fundraiser Dance
     Featuring the
    "4oh4" Band
    Sold Out!!! 
    We raised over $1500.00 this year
    thanks for all the support and a big thank you to the
     4oh4 band for donating their night for us!!!
    All Profits to "Prostate Cancer Foundation BC"
    Did you know that you can
    Donate your cans and bottles to team

    "Pain in the Ass"? 

     just drop them off at the 
    Biggar Bottle Depot

     on Kingsway in Port Coquitlam
    and say they are for ``Pain in the Ass``
    (anytime of year!) 



    now back to our regular programming!

    In early 2008 I was diagnosed with terminal Prostate Cancer. For most people it would be the start of the end but for me it was the beginning of a new life. Different but really not so bad - in most ways it has been a positive experience and a great way to learn to live a little more, love a little more and enjoy a lot more. 

    After learning of my diagnosis and being told there was nothing but palliative treatment available I was faced with a few challenges and a few surprises but just so you know I haven't sat on the couch waiting to die (well I have spent more than a few days on the couch but for positive reasons!)

    In June 2008 I was asked to join with a few work friends in the
     Safeway Father's Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer.
     It was the first time that I had run a 10k (10.8k) race.
    In June of 2014 our team raised over $8600.00 for
    Prostate Cancer research.
    In 2016 we raised just over $8,650.!!
     To date we have raised over $75,000.00
    For 2016 I ran my 9th 10k
    - talk about a positive spin.


     Special shout out to all the guests at the
     2013 Gala fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC

       The first
    "Cruise with a Cause"
    started off in Vancouver on August 31st with the stars of 

     Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle, Kerry James, Cindy Busby and Alisha Newton.
     Arctic Airs: Adam Beach
     Actor: Antonio Cupo
     Singer Kate Morgan
     Record Producer Don McLeod and the list goes on!!

      Thanks for all the support!!

     And hope you had a great time on the Motorcycle run around BC leaving the next morning!
    2013 Father's Day walk / Run For Prostate Cancer
    Team "Pain in the Ass" Rocked it!!!

    Not only was Team "Pain in the Ass" the
     top survivor team 
    but the top collectors for the lower mainland!!

    And to start of the race I surprised my Team, myself and the crowd of 900 by singing O Canada acapella! 
     I ran the 10.8K in the first chipped run and came in @ a slightly long 1 hour and 20 minutes. Longest time yet but at least it was official this year.
    Thanks to the great team we had we raised over $9000.00 for Prostate Cancer research this year

    The 4oh4 Band was back!!
    Thank you to our friends in the "4oh4" band for a great 2013 fundraiser to help us again this year. I don't know what I would do without my Friend John Saunders and his buddies!! A great time was had by all!!
    you can check them out @  

            Please check out the following pages for more info and links
     on Prostate Cancer.    Click on links at top of page

    Got Questions?
    Contact Ron: 

    Our Team supports:
     Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and Prostate Cancer Canada


    You can contact Ron @

    2015 Team PITA