Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital and the West Bend School District are partnering to ask men to "Be Aware! Grow Some Hair" to raise awareness for prostate and other male cancers. Money raised from the campaign will benefit the Kraemer Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital.
For a $25 registration fee, participants can sign up and grow facial hair throughout November or make a donation toward the cause to show support for men’s cancer awareness. Participants can register or donate at froedtert.com/st-josephs by clicking on the Be Aware link.
Registrants receive a window cling, mustache can Koozie, business cards and a pledge form. Participants who raise $100 or more receive a commemorative photo. Each of the top 10 fundraisers receive a professional facial grooming or complete shave at the Community Shave Off on Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Men’s Hair House.
For more information, call (262) 836-7828.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer. For 2012, the American Cancer Society estimated 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer to be diagnosed in the United States alone, including 28,170 deaths, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph’s Hospital, founded in 1930 by local doctors, community leaders and the Sisters of the Divine Savior, is a full-service hospital serving residents of West Bend and Washington County. St. Joseph’s Hospital, specializing in women’s health and birthing services, cancer care, surgical procedures and rehabilitation services, is part of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care network, which also includes Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls; and more than 30 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics.