Vernon SUBWAY restaurants are once again supporting VJH Foundation with a $10,000 donation to North Okanagan Men’s Health Month. “We are very grateful for the generous support we continue to receive from SUBWAY,” said Andrea Egan, Development Officer for VJH Foundation. “Their donation will help purchase much-needed equipment and services for men in the North Okanagan.” SUBWAY co-owners Gurjit Jhajj and Raj Jaswal have been…
Thank you to the Book Warehouse volunteers for supporting Men’s Health Month to purchase an ECG for the Emergency Department at VJH and to support, diagnose and treat prostate cancer for local men!
Seven years ago, Vernon resident Greg Mussenden was enjoying a winter walk with his wife when he experienced an unfamiliar tightness in his chest. “I knew something wasn’t right,” he said. “I had to stop and rest.” With a history of heart disease in his family, Mussenden tried to consciously live a healthy lifestyle, eating properly and exercising regularly. Although there wasn’t any pain, a…
When Ed Eyford was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he kept the bad news to himself, not even telling his wife. “Waiting for the surgery to have it removed was so stressful, I had a heart attack. That’s when I realized I had to let it out.” That was 26 years ago, and Eyford has made a remarkable journey from avoidance to advocacy for men’s health….
Mark Roberts and Nancy Marshall from Watkin Motors, presented a cheque for $905 to Lloyd Mitchell of the Vernon PSA Support Group, care of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. Thank you to everyone who liked & shared throughout November as Mark grew his Mo’ for a Bro’.
Teamwork and dedication to the cause are major factors in the ongoing success of the VJH Foundation’s Do it For Dad event held each Father’s Day at Coldstream Ranch. Now in its 16th year, the annual run & walk to support local men with prostate cancer has raised $322,222 since its inception. More than 350 people come out faithfully each year to honour the fathers and men in their lives by…