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In photos: Rocco Rossi's prostate-cancer journey

The Pilgrimage for Progress for Prostate Cancer was a 250 kilometre trek along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. In October, 2013, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, underwent the journey with two other brave pilgrims in order to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Thanks to the generous support of corporate and individual donors, the team was able to raise over $150,000 for the cause. To learn more about the Pilgrimage for Progress, please visit

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Arriving in Santiago at the end of the pilgrimage.

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An inukshuk along the Camino. A mark from Canadian pilgrims who have traveled the route before.

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The Cathedral of Santiago at the end of the journey.

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Rocco Rossi’s official recognition of the Pilgrimage for Progress.

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The Atlantic ocean and a rocky coastline in Finisterre.

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Visiting the inspirational Cruz De Ferro on the Camino De Santiago. A cairn of stones, prayers and mementos reflects the intentions of thousands of pilgrims over the years.

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John Kanellitsas, Rocco Rossi and Constantine Karayannopoulos in Finisterre.

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A lighthouse along the coast of Finisterre.

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Constantine Karayannopoulos and John Kanellitsas crossing into Galicia in the rain, just before Cebreiro.

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Rooming at the Benedictine monastery in Samos.

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Moss covers an old route marker along the Camino.

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An old cross marks the road to Finisterre.

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The stunning San Nicolas Church in Portomarin. Originally situated in the valley, the church was taken apart, stone by stone, and rebuilt high on the hill in the 1960s to avoid the flooding created by a hydroelectric dam.

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An iconic sign along the Camino De Santiago.

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On the way to Villafranca, a beautiful home on top of a hill.

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