During the month of November, teams and individuals work to raise funds to support prostate cancer awareness and prostate cancer care in our region. Join us in raising funds and awareness!
Participants will begin growing moustaches or beards on November 1st, and grow until November 30th. Ladies - you can participate too - try a knitted version; grow your eyebrows; don't shave your legs! Be creative!
Since we are totally virtual this year, our launch will be on Father's Day - June 20, 2021 - as part of Men's Health Month.
The wrap-up celebration will take place on December 4th at a time and location to be determined, based on any Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines at that time.
Funds raised throughout this event will be split equally between the WDMH (Winchester District Memorial Hospital) Foundation and The Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
The WDMH Foundation will use the funds to support the Cancer Care Coach Program, helping individuals diagnosed with or affected by cancer, as they navigate their cancer journey.
Our Navigator, Callie Laurin, works with cancer patients and their families to identify their needs, and to help them develop a plan to meet their specific goals. She can answer questions about care, provide education and links to local community resources. She also offers local support programs at WDMH, including yoga and 'nutrition during treatment' classes. This service is available to all cancer patients in the local area.
At The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the money will be used to further support ground-breaking prostate cancer research.