December 2023 PCSWE Holiday Meeting

Prostate Cancer Support Windsor/Essex (PCSWE)

December Communique

Tuesday 5 December 2023 Christmas Party

Just a gentle reminder that our December meeting will NOT be held on the Second Tuesday of December.  Instead, our Christmas party is planned for a 5:30pm start on Tuesday 5 December 2023 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 located at 5030 Howard Ave.; this coincides with that Legion’s bi-weekly spaghetti dinner.  This dinner costs $10/person and normally runs from 4:30pm to 6:30pm; it includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a bun. 

The Legion will segregate part of the hall for our members and they will let us remain and enjoy the hall after the dinner has finished and everyone else has left.  Here are some of the advantages of this venue, which is a nice newer and cheerful building:

·         There will be no cost for the hall rental assuming a sufficient number of members attend the spaghetti dinner;

·         The $10/person cost for the dinner is reasonable;

·         There will be a bar with bartender on duty;

·         The hall will be nicely decorated with Christmas decorations and music; and

·         The Legion will allow our members to bring potluck desserts;

The Steering Committee hopes that you also find this plan to be equally exciting.  In order to assure success, we would like to know the following:

·         Numbers of members and guests who plan to attend;

·         Who will be bringing desserts; and

·         Any suggestions that would make this event memorable.

We prefer to know if you’re coming.  Please e-mail us ( or contact any of our Steering Committee members; their contact information can be found on our website (

Future Planned Monthly Meetings

Please remember that we do not meet in January.  For the upcoming 2024 winter meetings (February to May) the following presenters have indicated a desire to meet with us and provide a presentation:

·         Dr. Sorensen (Urologist)

·         Dr. Springer (Radiation Oncologist)

·         Canadian Mental Health Association

·         Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) Foundation

If there are other ideas you have for presentations, please let us know.

Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation Grow-On Campaign

A huge thanks goes out to all of you who either joined our PCSWE Grow-On Team or donated generously to this year’s campaign.  With your support, the Grow-On Windsor 2023 campaign is closing in on their $350,000 goal and donations are still rolling in. Our Team, led by Wayne and Jim, is proud to have contributed a total of over $3,400 to date. Thanks to all!

Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada Latest Newsletter

As discussed at our November meeting, our National Group, Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada (, does an amazing job and provides significant valuable support to our group and support groups across the country.   We encourage you to visit their web-site; it is a mint of information and help that directly helps individuals.  The following is a link to their latest monthly newsletter: Your November 2023 Prostate Cancer Support Monthly Debrief⭐ ( 

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The following link also provides some insight into all the great things they do for us and you:  (

Patient Empowerment Program (PC-PEP)

PC-PEP ( is a home-based on-line cost-effective intervention that consists of 6 months of daily emails with video links for strength exercises with increased difficulty levels, pelvic floor training, phone text alerts three times a day, to help with urinary incontinence, stress reduction through the use of a biofeedback device, dietary and relationship, social connection with men who are taking the program and mentors who have completed the program, and monthly group video conference for support.

Special Thanx
We would like to thank all that have helped us during the past year such as participating in events such as Play for a Cure, Health/Wellness Fairs, and Motorcycle Ride for Dad, etc.  We would especially like to thank Olav Kitchen and Brian Robinson who have enabled our Hybrid-ZOOM meetings to be a success.  Thank-you Olav and Brian.


Garry W. Loeper, CD, MScEng, PCIP, PMP, PEng


cell: (613) 913-4799


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