In 2015, UrbaCity raised $50,081 dollars for The Prostate Centre – a record high. But where do those dollars go? Gold encrusted latex gloves? 92-inch TVs in the lobby? Not even close.
We checked in with The Prostate Centre for a little breakdown on how your donations are put to use. Thanks to your support:
Last November, The Prostate Centre hired a full-time Resource Nurse, who has been an invaluable addition to the Centre;
Two new programs were launched since January 2015: the Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) Educational Program (a free educational program offered to any prostate cancer patient and their partner that are starting or are currently on hormone therapy), and the Cancer Recovery Exercise Program;
In addition to the core Nurse Counselling program and the Peer Support program, in 2014 The Prostate Centre provided direct patient support to 1282 men and their families, had over 150 volunteers working in the community (through special events and speaking opportunities), and four Volunteer Nurse Counsellors donated over 832 hours of their time to support local men;
At the annual Country Grocer Men’s Health Day on Saturday, September 12th The Prostate Centre provided over 400 free PSA tests, over 210 blood pressure tests and close to 200 blood glucose tests to men who are staying proactive about their health; and
Finally, The Prostate Centre is thrilled to launch the first meeting of the Medical Advisory Committee in October. Urologists, Oncologists, Family Practitioners and others will collaborate to help build on The Prostate Centre’s successful supportive care programs, bringing more resources and programs to local men and their families.