For the first time, an entire month is being dedicated to men’s health in the North Okanagan.
The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is launching Men’s Health Month during June in place of the Do it for Dad Run and Walk.
“Our new initiative will continue to benefit prostate health for local men, and will also provide support for cardiac care needs at Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” said Andrea Egan, development officer.
Funds raised through Men’s Health Month will support PSA testing, the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group and the purchase of a new ECG machine and trolley for the hospital.
“To support Men’s Health Month, we are asking that you make a donation supporting men’s health needs in the North Okanagan in honour of a special man in your life. In return for your donation you can present an online Father’s Day card to him, announcing your gift in support of his health,” said Egan.
This year alone, 4,000 Canadian men will die of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death throughout the western world and the second most common cause in Canada.
For more information, or to donate, please visit vjhfoundation.org/mens-health-month/