Movember_ Since 2011 and yet again in 2018, Change the Face of Men's Health
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes_ Thompson, MB_ 12th Sept 2015
Movember_2014, Change the Face of Men's Health
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes_ Thompson, MB_ 20th Sept 2014
Movember_2013, Change the Face of Men's Health
Another MOVEMBER IS OVER
Thank you for supporting my Movember efforts to change the face of men's health. I am grateful for your support as I fight the good fight.
Thank you for all who donated
To find out more, visit the programs section of Movember website:
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes_ Thompson, MB_ 21st Sept 2013
As the old saying goes: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you have walked a mile in their shoes......
Again with the help of all of you who donated to see me in these lovely shoes again...
Together we won the 3rd place: Top Fundraiser this year with a total of:
Thank you for helping to STOP VIOLANCE AGAINST WOMEN
Special thanks go to Tracey Williams, Twyla Storey, Sara Lawrence and Sharon Dupas. Your help was, all always, priceless...
Movember_2012, Change the Face of Men's Health
MOVEMBER IS OVER
Thank you for all who donated
to help change these statistics:
• 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
• This year 26,500 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
• 1 in 5 men will experience a mental illness this year
Thank you again for supporting my efforts to change the face of men's health.
Movember_2011, Change the Face of Men's Health
Movember is OVER
THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO DONATED FOR THIS GOOD CAUSE...
$445 for me and a total $1,806 for the team...
Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health is OVER. I joined the movement and donated my upper lip to the cause for the last 28 days. I only have two days remaining to grow my Mo. I have heard that my Mo sparked conversations, and no doubt generated some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer.
Why am I so passionate about men’s health?
*On average men live 4-5 years less than women
*1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
* 25,500 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year in Canada
We only had a month to grow Mos and raise awareness and funds, so thank you for coming along for the ride. Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and their men’s health partner, the Prostate Cancer Canada, Movember is funding world class awareness, research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.
Terry Fox Run_ Thompson, MB_18th Sept 2011
Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.
Terry's Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer. With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometers (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs.
The Burntwood Regional Health Authority (BRHA) participated as in every previous year with a team. This was my second year representing the BRHA together with: Gloria King (CEO), Marion Ellis (VP, Acute Health and Chief Nursing Officer, Dr Lina Azzam (Head of Surgical Services) and many others. It was fun and good workout, all for a worthy cause.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes_ Thompson, MB_ 17th Sept 2011
There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it's fun and it gets the community to talk about something that's really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.
The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence. A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to sexualized violence.
I was terrified that I will not be able to even stand up with these shoes on, never mind walking. The truth is that women make it look much harder than what it is ;)….
With the help of all of you who sponsored me for this interesting challenge, we gave $1,150 for this great cause. We were only $50 short of third place for highest donations. Thank you all and I am sure we can beat that next year.