• By Jubilation Gospel Choir

Men’s Cancers Awareness Fund

Cedars Cancer Institute launches the
Trevor W. Payne Men’s Cancers Awareness Fund

The Cedars Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that celebrated Montreal musician Professor Trevor W. Payne will spearhead a new prostate cancer awareness fund in support of the Cedars Best Care for Life campaign of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Cedars’ Trevor W. Payne Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund has been created as a means for Payne to give back to the medical team and hospital where he was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2009. As spokesperson for the newly‐conceived initiative, Payne will help Cedars create awareness in the community of the risk factors, signs, symptoms and treatment of prostate cancer with a focus on the benefits of early detection.

Cedars Director General, Jeff Shamie proudly reports “In the past two years, the Cedars Cancer Institute has secured the acquisition of a most important cutting‐edge medical tool in prostate cancers for the MUHC – the da Vinci surgical robot – with a $1.8 million gift to the hospital’s Cancer Care Mission.”

“We are ecstatic” Shamie continued “that Trevor, through his compassion for cancer patients and his notoriety will help Cedars champion the prostate cancer cause and promote awareness among men of the importance of screening and early detection.”

“Prostate cancer kills more men every year than any other form of cancer. It will afflict one in eight men in their lifetimes, striking approximately 22,300 men this year alone. I am ever so thankful to the MUHC, Dr. Armen Aprikian and his team and to Cedars CanSupport for getting me through the difficult diagnosis of prostate cancer. I am giving back in gratefulness and partnering with Cedars to help advance awareness and funds for this complicated disease.”

The Trevor W. Payne Prostate Cancer initiative is being supported through the “Change Montreal” campaign – a public awareness and fundraising project of the Best Care for Life campaign of the MUHC. Individuals can go to ChangeMontreal.ca to learn more and to make donations towards this and other Cedars initiatives.

Cedars supporters can look forward to the inaugural Prostate Cancer Awareness Fund fundraising concert with Trevor Payne’s Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and Friends in the spring 2011. Stay tuned for details at www.cedars.ca

Terry Diab Peterfy
Cedars Cancer Institute
t: 514‐934‐1934 x 71206
e: terry.diab@muhc.mcgill.ca