JRMC Celebrating Below-the Belt Health Promotion
Posted by KSJB News on 1/27/2017 10:59:00 AM.

JRMC employees (l to r): Jason Schaffer, Nathan Bitz, Greg Nordstrom (submitted)
JAMESTOWN, ND (Abigail Maki) – From the bottom of its beard, Jamestown Regional Medical Center is thanking the community.

JRMC’s #GROWvember ‘Stache Bash is set for Tues., Jan. 31, at Jonny B’s Brickhouse in Jamestown. At the event, JRMC will announce awards from the #GROWvember contest.  It begins at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

A dozen teams grew out their facial hair as part of the month-long #GROWvember event. #GROWvember raised awareness to men’s health below the belt and raised money to benefit JRMC’s upcoming cancer center.

Men’s health issues and their treatments vary. But raising awareness to issues in the bathroom, bedroom and overall manliness are key to improving community health.

Men’s health can be a tough subject, but it shouldn’t be,” said Dr. Robert Bates, JRMC Urologist. “Knowledge is your best weapon for early detection.”

The public should know that they don’t have to travel for care related to bladder and bedroom issues, he said. And patients can self-refer too, he said, which reduces the amount of times someone has to share an embarrassing experience.

#GROWvember helped us get the word out about men’s health and early detection,” said JRMC clinic manager Annette Hazelton.

In addition to raising awareness of men’s health issues, #GROWvember also helped raise money. Teams raised more than $3,500 for JRMC’s upcoming cancer center.

We thank everyone for their ‘stache-tastic help. Because of our teams, more than 10,000 people now know the importance of making men’s health a priority,” said JRMC Foundation Director Lisa Jackson. “Plus, we got to help the community build its cancer treatment center too.”

The #GROWvember ‘Stache Bash is free and open to the public. Appetizers are provided. Meals and beverages are available for purchase. 

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