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 
"the"  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!! New website is in the works but as always I have my priorities!

  Tri-Cities Prostate Cancer Support Group

Our support group
normally meets on the
1st Tuesday of the month
 Tri-Cities Cancer Prostate Support Group

Although our next in person meeting has been canceled we have
MOVED TO A ZOOM online meeting
PLEASE Contact me for information about our meetings being done by ZOOM until we can get over the Corona Virus shutdowm. We normally have speakers set up and our next meeting will be Tuesday May 4th 2021
Our speaker for the meeting will be Dr. Philip F Cohen MD FRCP, Clinical Professor Radiology University of British Columbia, and Division Head, Nuclear Medicine Lions Gate Hospital.  The title of his presentation is “New Technologies in Nuclear Medicine Coming to Canada for Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer.”  This should be a very interesting presentation!

We are also having a mid month zoom meeting for general discussions as there was a need for conversations that normally took place at the in person meetings. The next meeting is Tuesday May 17th. 
Contact Ron @

Previous meetings included:

Dr. Ian Wright is a practising urologist in Maple Ridge British Columbia. He has fellowship training in reconstructive and functional urology and actively treats prostate cancer with open radical prostatectomy. As part of his reconstructive interest he performs both artificial urinary sphincters and urethral slings for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. He also performs implantation of penile prostheses for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. Dr Wright’s presentation topic will be “prostate cancer care in the Covid 19 era”

Monita Sundar, the Program Manager at the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program also talked about current programs. A counsellor from the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program at VGH who talked about psychological issues related to prostate cancer.  Monita Sundar, the Program Manager at the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program also talked about current programs. 
If you have not heard of this program please contact them and get enrolled or check them out at:


Remember, our extensive video and book lending library is available to everyone

 - for free.


For additional information call either Craig at 604-928-9220,

Eric at 604-720-3627, or Ken at 604-936-2998


Craig Asmundson

Chairman of Coquitlam Prostate Support and Awareness Group


Attachments area      2020 Father's DAy Walk Run2020 Father's Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer
         2021 Father's Day Walk /Run
             for Prostate Cancer
Sunday, June 20th, 2021
       This year once again will be a virtual event
           Please join our Team or donate @

2020 Father's Day Walk / Run
For Prostate Cancer
We had a virtual walk / run and Team Pain in the Ass raised 
almost $5000.!! We have now raised over $90,000!!

2019 Father's Day Walk / Run
for Prostate Cancer!!

June 16th was a great sunny day for a walk or run!
Team Pain in the Ass had over thirty members this year and we raised over $5000.!!
Thank you for all your Support!!

Past Highlights

 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!!

I was very happy with the response to my talk about my journey. 
I was not expecting to be the speaker for the night!

  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