Black Walnut Group
We are located in the Dundas County area centralized around the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. We are also supported by the Ottawa Hospital with linkages to Ride For Dad Ottawa. We promote our awareness through local newspapers, Trade shows, firestation meetings and other area events. We also have information meetings to provide up to date information on prostate cancer treatments and research.
In November we do a "Dare to Flash A Stache" event similar to Movember but all funds stay local. Recently we raised over $14000 with half going to the WDMH to support the cancer coach program. The other half goes to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation to support prostate cancer research programs. This half is matched by $10 for every $1 dollar donated.
In September we partner with the WDMH to host a PSA event to educate people about prostate cancer and treatments. All men attending can get a free PSA test. We promote the event with the assistance of Ride for Dad Ottawa, PCNetwork Ottawa and the Nation Valley ATV club.