OUR NEXT MONTHLY MEETING IS AT 7:00
P.M. ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2005
This will be our summer closing Pot Luck and Social Event with live
entertainment still to be confirmed! Bring along your favorite dish and put
on your dancing shoes.
Please send any suggestions for the evening to Fred
Norris, Chairman, 905-877-8092 or e-mail:
We look forward to seeing you in Room #2, The Terry Miller Recreation
Center, 1295 Williams Parkway at the southwest corner of Williams Parkway &
Bramalea Road. Parking is free.
MAY 11, 2005 DR. GABOR
MADARASZ "5 STEPS TO HEALTHY LIVING"
The evening's talk delighted some 53 members, wives and guests. The subject
of Nutrition and Natural Health is always of interest to our members and Dr.
Madarasz was in good form, demonstrating his keen sense of humor as he
expanded on many key factors of healthy living. The crowd took a keen
interest as Dr. Madarasz explained the cumulative benefits of healthy
behavior and how the early adoption of smart lifestyle choices pays off
later in life.
The 5 key factors for health and optimum living that he covered:
1. Having a Healthy attitude 2. Having enough rest 3.
Regular exercise 4. Good Nutrition 5. Keeping the Nervous
system functioning as close to 100 % as possible.
In Dr. Madarasz's words, "The power that made the body is the power that
heals the body". He emphasized that the nervous system controls and
regulates all the tissues, cells and organs. The session concluded with a
Question and Answer Session .
A DC at Life Chiropractic Center in Georgetown, Dr. Madarasz, has had a keen
interest in Nutrition from an early age and has often lectured on the
subject. We are pleased to announce that the slides that he used can be
downloaded from our web site:
http://www.ustoo-brampton.com We expect to have the audio
downloads of the session available soon.
The evening featured our customary refreshments. Other announcements were
made pertaining to the group's upcoming events such as the Relay for Life,
The Golf Tournament and the June Pot Luck and Social Evening.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Another season is about to end. Once again we have been able to make our
meetings meaningful with many good speakers who have kept the disease in
focus while maintaining a lighthearted approach.
The upcoming Relay for Life and Golf Tournament are almost
upon us and we need your participation and support for each event
August brings the CPCN Annual Conference. The rooms are booked and we
need your participation to show that Brampton is a vibrant chapter. Who
will join me in this three-day event?
Each month we ask for your help in many ways. One of them is the preparation
and production of this Newletter. Jim Dorsey somehow manages to meet the
deadline every month with no recognition of his labours but what is worse is
that many of you receive the Newletter without paying the token $10
subscription that we ask.
That must change, and over the summer we will be purging those who have not
paid from the mailing list so that in September we can start with a clean
If you are remiss please give it some thought and mail your cheque to
Gerry Brunjes, 8 Duke Road, Bramalea, L6T 3K1.
To all of you: enjoy your summer and keep healthy.
Fred Norris, Chairman,
2004-2005 GUEST SPEAKERS &
Our events for the remainder of the 2004 - 2005 season are:
Friday, June 24, 2005 - The 2005 Relay for Life will
start Friday evening and run overnight to Saturday morning at The
Monday, June 27, 2005 - The Us Too! 5th Annual Charity Golf
Tournament will be held at The Acton Golf Club. Registration
starts at 8 a.m., tee off at 9 a.m.
Future Speakers - As always, we are continuously seeking
interesting speakers; your suggestions and recommendations for future
meetings would be appreciated!
Mukul Luthra, Speaker Committee, 519-853-4075, e-mail
NEW MEMBER MEETINGS FORMAT TO
CHANGE TO ONE-ON-ONE INITIAL COUNSELLING FOR THE SUMMER
Due to the loss of our Mill Street venue, the Steering
Committee has decided not schedule any New Member Meetings over the summer.
Instead, anybody newly diagnosed with PCa and their partners, if possible,
can arrange to meet privately with Bob Vandrish at a convenient time and
Contact: Bob Vandrish, New Member Coordinator at
905-791-5595, Sean Butterly, Special Consultant at
905-454-4237 or Fred Norris, Chairman, at 905-877-8092
It is possible that you, like myself, are unfamiliar with the name Miguel
de Cervantes Saavedra I certainly wasn't up until now.
To get you in the picture, I should mention that he was born the same year
-1564 - as Bill Shakespeare (of whom you have heard), and coincidentally
died the same year as Shakespeare - 1616 - and furthermore, he is considered
to be one of the greatest figures of both Spanish and world literature.
"Never heard of him" did you say? Well, maybe not, but I am prepared to bet
that you have heard of or read some of his work.
Not to dwell at length on the man's life, suffice to say that he sailed for
Spain, distinguished himself in battle, was captured by pirates, sold into
slavery and ransomed in 1580. He worked at various jobs including tax
collector, grain and oil collector for the Spanish Armada, cooked the books
over property entitlement and landed in jail. His life being relatively
quiet at this point he developed his ideas for a story which had been in the
back of his mind for years: "Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha".
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the story is entertaining and moving and
will inspire anyone whose hopes were ever raised by the prospect of a
victory by the underdog against all odds.
So, here we are, "Dreaming the impossible dream", "fighting the unbeatable
foe", and reaching for "the unreachable Star". It is our quest to follow
that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far, and be willing to
march into hell for our heavenly cause: to beat Cancer.
And the world will be better for this as we strive with our last ounce of
courage to reach the unreachable stars.
Since Cervantes's time, so many unreachable stars have been reached.
To name a few, a man on the moon, moving pictures and television, planes,
trains & automobiles, private space travel, telephones & computers and
effective treatments for small pox, diphtheria, tuberculosis and even polio.
We are still reaching for that star called "Cancericide" referring to drugs
or treatments that destroy Cancer Cells. As we know, a great deal of the
road to this star has been covered. Remarkable progress has been made by our
"Knights of the Medical Research Division". We are tilting at windmills no
longer, but have our sights set firmly on the ultimate goal.
So, why not help to oil the machine. Come on out to "The Relay For Life"
on June 24th. Our Knight and team captain is Jim Dorsey, who with his now
saddled charger and lance at the ready, is a great inspiration to us all in
this fight. Call him at 905-453-3038.
(Editor's Note: due to my frequent absences from Brampton, Bob
Vandrish now sits firmly astride my charger and is handling my lance
much more proficiently that I ever did. Thanks for standing in as Team
All financial donations to the cause, no matter how small, bring us closer
to this elusive star, and can help make the world better for us, our
children, our grandchildren and their descendants.
Come on.... Dream the Impossible, help MAKE IT FOR REAL, and dream the
impossible no longer.
Sincerely, Gerry Brunjes, Finance, 8 Duke Road,
Bramalea, L6T 3K1 905-791-3043, e-mail:
US TOO! 5th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT - MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2005
Here are the details of this year's 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament,
which will be held at the Acton Golf Club:
- $80* per person including green fees, power cart, prizes and a barbecue
- Shotgun scramble format.
- Registration 8 a.m.
- Tee Time 9 a.m.
- * Members who also participate in the Relay for Life 2005 on June 24
will be entitled to a $20 discount on the Tournament fees!
This year's golf committee includes many experienced veterans from our
previous events. They have been working on the agenda for the 2005 golf
tournament. After an extensive search and review of suitable courses the
committee has once again selected the Acton Golf Club as the one best suited
to our needs.
Most of our golfing members are familiar with the Acton Golf Club, but for
those who will be playing there for the first time, it is an attractive
course neatly tucked away on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. It has been
recently renovated and plays through mature stands of oak, birch, maple and
Although the course features a fairly short 5,305-yard, par 68 layout,
golfers should not take Acton too lightly. Exceptionally tight, tree-lined
fairways and water in play on just about every hole mean that a golfer
always has his or her hands full staying out of trouble!
For more details visit the Acton Golf Club's web site:
http://www.golfnorth.ca/acton.html or telephone them at
519-853-0631 or 800-728-1895 .
We are still actively seeking donations and prizes for the Tournament, and
June 27th is fast approaching! To sign up for the Tournament, to contribute
prizes or to make a donation, please contact any member of the Golf
Committee: Peter Barhydt: 905-459-8516, Fred Norris:
905-877-8092, Morris Rambout, 905-793-8843, Jack Dainton, 905-793-8843, Sean
Butterly, 905-454-4237 or Bob Vandrish, 905-791-5595.
Several months ago, I received literature from the Canadian Continence
Foundation (CCF), including copies of "The Informer" newsletter.
Many of the publications put out by CCF are intended primarily for women;
however, two recent articles in particular may interest our members:
"Catheters and Catheterization" and "Laparoscopic Radical
I have a limited stock of these as well as other literature describing
Kiegel exercises, all available to our members. They will be stored in our
cabinet at Terry Miller Recreation Centre. We also have one copy of a
videotape entitled "Having Choices", which deals with incontinence
following treatment for prostate cancer. Produced by Rogers Community TV for
CPCN, this is one of a series of videos that are also held at Brampton
Public Library. You can visit the Continence Foundation web site at
http://www.continence-fdn.ca for further information about
Ian Smith, Awareness Coordinator, 905-454-3880, or e-mail
6th ANNUAL CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE
The Relay will once again be held at the Brampton Fairgrounds on Heart
Lake Road, starting after dinner on Friday, June 24th and
finishing twelve hours later on Saturday morning. Once again Us-Too!
Brampton will field a team for the all-night walk and participate in the
Luminary Ceremony by lighting candles to honour cancer survivors or those
who have lost their battle with cancer. This is one great way to stay up all
night and feel great about it!
Even if you can't spend the night with us, please sign up for the
Survivor Reception and / or the "Survivors' Victory Lap" on the
Friday evening. This is always a deeply moving event - and an opportunity to
celebrate our personal victories. This event is a celebration of survival
and a tribute to the lives of loved ones who have been touched by cancer.
Twelve hours of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer with
communities from coast to coast taking up the fight.
As an added incentive to participate, the Us Too! Brampton Steering
Committee is offering a $20 reduction in our upcoming June 2005 Golf
Tournament fee to any member who participates in both events.
Check the Canadian Cancer Society's web site at
Visit our web site and check out the pictures and stories from the 2004
Relay for Life event. Feel the excitement, sense the camaraderie, be
inspired - then come on and be part of our team - call Jim Dorsey at
905-453-3038 or e-mail:
THANK YOU, MUKUL LUTHRA
As this year comes to close, we once again have to thank Mukul Luthra, our
Multimedia Specialist, for his tireless efforts in keeping the web
site updated, including going through the demanding process of creating
audio presentations that can be downloaded from the web site by anybody who
needs the information. No matter where in the world he happens to be serving
one of his clients, Mukul still comes through for us. Not many people
realize that a lot of the items included in this Newsletter are either based
upon or just plain copied from the items that Mukul develops for the web
site, and that I personally thank him. If you haven't checked out the web
site and seen the results of Mukul's efforts, I encourage you to do so.