In it’s first year!
This year, the Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) participated in Movember to raise awareness and money for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. The MHA Mo’s for Bros’ team raised over $3,000 in its first year! Thanks to everyone who contributed donations to support this great cause.
The initiative at the MHA started with Andrew King, Safety Officer: “I just felt that something should be done related to this cancer that affects so many men,” said King. “When I learned about what they were doing in Australia and how successful it has been, I thought we should be doing this in Strathroy.”
‘Changing the face of men’s health’ best describes the challenge; changing your appearance and then changing men’s attitudes and understanding about their own health. Statistics show that in Canada, one in seven men will get prostate cancer and one in twenty-eight
will die from this cancer.
Over $101,487,723 was raised world-wide with Canada donating over $37M – the largest contribution among all participating countries.
The Strathroy-Caradoc area Movember teams gathered at the new Duke on Sydenham for a wrap-up party on December 1st where certificates were handed out by Chris Das of Sun Life Financial for the Best, Ultimate and Lame Mo.