Medical Matters: Movember!

October was our Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we had a month jam-packed with events, well attended. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, participated and attended! Now we move into November which we call “Movember” where we focus on Men’s Health. It is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.

Locally, here in Puerto Vallarta we will have a great big Movember event on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1pm until approximately 6pm in the large parking lot of Diagnosti-K (Francisco Villa #1389) where we will have various booths featuring games, tacos, beer, live music, prizes, health information for the entire family (and NOT just for men!). And a no charge event! Tacos and beer? You can’t beat that now can you? Please join in the fun and for further information, follow my Facebook page and our upcoming newsletter!

As well, we will feature several programs in November where you can sit down and have a chat with our urologists and ask any questions you want to in a very informal setting. We are very proud to work with UroVallarta!

I am late getting this to Madeline to this is going to be a very short article this week! Welcome back everyone who is returning for ‘the season’. It is great seeing everyone and we are off and running!

Here’s to a stunning week!

Pamela Thompson on Email
HealthCare Resources Puerto Vallarta is a multi-faceted, independent, resource network that is here for your TOTAL health and well-being. We offer English-speaking assistance to help find a physician, hospital and/or diagnostic service for any healthcare needs. As well, we are here to answer any health-related questions that you might have in relation to the Puerto Vallarta area.