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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2001.
NEXT US TOO MEETING - TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2001
CAMPUS AUDITORIUM, WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH CENTRE, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
BRAMPTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, 20 LYNCH STREET, BRAMPTON, ONTARIO.
Our guest speaker for the evening will be Lori Quinn Kelly, R.N., Halton. At
press time a subject was not yet discussed, but Lori is very knowledgeable about
prostate cancer and will be able to field most questions about the subject.
New videos are available for the second half of the evening, time permitting.
ALL BULLETINS THIS MONTH WERE SENT BY CANADA POST WHILE I TRY TO IMPROVE
MY GOLF SWING IN A WARMER CLIMATE.
Close to 50 members, wives and guests braved the elements to spend an evening
with the Canadian Cancer Society Brampton-Caledon Unit. US TOO-Brampton chairman
Fred Norris presented a cheque for $792 to new Society Manager Theresa Culliton.
The donation was from the proceeds of the play "No Big Deal?" and will be used
for prostate cancer research. The Society's Sue Snider then showed a film and
made a presentation about "Relay For Life." Sue extended a special invitation to
US TOO members to participate in the Survivors' Victory Lap by walking the first
lap of the 2001 Relay For Life at the Caledon Fairgrounds (Hwys. 10 & 24) on
June 15 at 6:00 pm. The pink victory-lap forms are on our information table.
After coffee, the US TOO members discussed the roles of the various committee
What can you expect in the coming months?
On May 8th, Urologist Jack Ward will discuss hormonal treatment for a rising PSA
and how Etobicoke is adjusting to amalgamation. In addition we will
be honoured to have the Canadian Prostate Cancer Network chairman Curtis LeGrow
and Ontario Coordinator Derek Lawrence as our guests.
Our fiscal year ends on June 12th with a ladies' appreciation night and potluck
get-together. For that night we will break up into discussion groups by name-tag
colour with the first two tables dedicated to the ladies. The "mike" will be on
if the ladies or anyone else would like to say something. The second part of the
evening will be our potluck meal.
Joining our group this month: Melvin & Marjorie Cousins, Melvin & Gail Donnelly,
Arthur & Lois Downey, Bob & Brenda Luciw, James & Eileen Marley, Franco &
Rosanna Salis, and Sam & Barbara Thomas. This was the largest sign-up month
we've ever had, with 7 men joining our group. The next new member meeting will
be Tuesday, April10thth in the small meeting room adjacent to the hospital
auditorium, beginning at 6:00 p.m. All future new member meetings during 2001
will be held in the small room on the same night as regular meetings.
As coordinator Ian Smith indicated at our March meeting, the committee is
planning to operate information tables at several locations. He expects to soon
confirm the following schedule: Wal-Mart (Hwy 10 at Bovaird) in May; Snelgrove
market (June or July); Wal-Mart Airport Rd/Queen St. in August. We need
volunteers to hand out literature at these events for the appointed days.
We will be looking for a show of hands at our April meeting when the actual
dates and times will be announced. Come on guys, we need your help.
A presentation to about 40 nurses from the Assurance Group is now scheduled
for April 20th, with Fred Norris and Alec Gardiner leading the way. They will be
assisted by Ian and yours truly. This disease can be beaten and US TOO-Brampton
has a commitment to let the public know this.
After two meetings the committee decided on a scramble tournament with 72
golfers in a shotgun start with a meal and prizes afterward. We are still
working on arranging the golf course to obtain the best possible deal for the
membership. We have attached a form to be completed by any member interested in
participating before we go to other sources to obtain the 72 golfers. It is most
important that we verify the numbers. Golf shirts and prizes are also discussed
on the form.
Steve Hurst, the owner of Pinnacle Pharmaceutics, has made a sizable donation to
our treasury. This donation is to be used exclusively for prostate cancer
which includes the two new committees. Thanks Steve, we appreciate your generous
offer and we will make sure it is used as per your request.
Enjoy the evening,
DON GRANT - COMMUNICATIONS..........................................US
TOO - BRAMPTON
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