Members of the Eastern Ontario Prostate Awareness Committee presented a cheque to the WDMH Board Chair Mike Villeneuve and Cindy Peters, the Foundation’s Manager of Direct Mail & Events. Photo Credit: Winchester Press

Since 2012, the Eastern Ontario Prostate Cancer Awareness Committee has hosted Dare to Flash A ‘Stache (DTFAS) and other events to raise awareness and funds. And they did it again this year!

On January 21, the committed team wrapped up their November event and presented a cheque for $5,864.50 to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation, representing half of the funds raised. The other half was donated to The Ottawa Hospital.

At WDMH, funds raised help to support the role of the Cancer Care Navigator at WDMH. She provides support and education to cancer patients and their families – helping them navigate their care and connect with local community resources. The service is available to all cancer patients in the local area and no referrals are required.

“I was really pleased to accept this donation and bring thanks to all of the volunteers and donors on behalf of the WDMH and WDMH Foundation Boards,” noted WDMH Chair Mike Villeneuve. “They have hosted the event off and on since 2012 and have raised over $175,000 to support the cancer program at WDMH and other Ottawa Charities that support prostate cancer research.”

“Thank you on behalf of the hospital – and especially on behalf of the many cancer patients that have benefited from the cancer care navigator program,” added Cindy Peters, Manager of Direct Mail & Events at the Foundation. “It is possible because of each of you!”

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