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For Immediate Release
December 3 , 2012
LONDON, Ontario – During the month of November healthcare workers at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London grew moustaches and raised money and awareness about men’s health issues.
79 individuals on four Movember teams at both organizations raised a combined $16,118.
“It’s motivating to see healthcare workers in London raise awareness and funds in support of Movember," says Erik Elmauer, pharmacy porter, LHSC, and LHSC Movember team captain. “Men can often have difficulty discussing their health issues, especially mental health issues. Hopefully Movember encourages them to start a dialogue or get checked up.” In addition to captaining LHSC’s Movember team, Elmauer also co-chaired London’s Movember initiatives this year.
“Many of our team members know someone or have a family member who has been impacted by prostate cancer or mental health issues and we wanted to give back. We received tremendous support from our colleagues, families and friends and are proud of our efforts,” adds Brian Egan, fire prevention officer at St. Joseph’s and team captain.
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About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca
About St. Joseph’s Health Care London
St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a major patient care, teaching and research centre with a distinguished legacy of service to London, Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada, dating back more than 140 years. St. Joseph’s five key role areas include acute/ambulatory care, complex care and veterans care, long-term care, rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics and specialized mental health care. Facilities and services including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care and Regional Mental Health Care London and St. Thomas are part of the St. Joseph’s family. Our research arm, the Lawson Health Research Institute, continues to direct their research to the development of new knowledge that is continually being applied directly to patient care. More than 400,000 patients annually receive care from more than 4,500 physicians and staff at St. Joseph’s. St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Western University. For more information visit http://www.sjhc.london.on.ca
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