Ed Eyford, with the Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group, and Sue Beaudry, with the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, check out the new ECG machine. (photo submitted)

Men’s health supported

  • Aug. 14, 2017 2:00 p.m.

The inaugural North Okanagan Men’s Health Month was a success.

The campaign, which was organized by the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation in June, raised $20,094 for testing for prostate cancer, the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group and a new ECG machine and trolley at VJH.

“We would like to thank the North Okanagan community for recognizing the importance of supporting men’s health locally,” said Andrea Egan, VJH Foundation development officer.

Last year in the North Okanagan, there were 23,325 ECG tests performed, in addition to 1,918 cardiac stress tests and 1,077 holter and event monitorings.

Across Canada, 4,000 men die each year from prostate cancer while 16,000 Canadians die from heart attacks each year.

Just Posted

Traffic stopped on Highway 97B due to crash

The incident took place south of Mellors Store.

Comedian/magician visiting Lake Country

Wes Barker is performing at Creekside Theatre, Nov. 25

‘Listen to your gut’ urges injured skier

Mike Shaw was told he’d never walk again after an accident four years ago, but he defied the odds

Nasty note on windshield sparks online outrage

Vernon’s Bailey McDonald is using a painful experience to start conversation about invisible illness

Families of missing Shuswap women call for action

Birthday of missing woman Ashley Simpson remembered during rally in Yankee Flats

Drones used in search for clues about missing women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Panthers advance; Maroons fall to Dukes

The Vernon Panthers are moving to the B.C. Subway Bowl semifinals, while the Fulton Maroons are done

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

Boomer radio expands

Kelowna resident Allen Holender continues to expand his network

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Most Read