Trevor W. Payne Fund
The Cedars Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that celebrated Montreal musician Trevor W. Payne, C.M. will spearhead a new men's cancer fund in support of the Cedars Best Care for Life Campaign at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
“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 make sure other men get the care they need too."
Trevor W. Payne, C.M.
Cedars’ Trevor W. Payne Fund for Men's Cancer has been created as a means for Payne to give back to the medical team and MUHC 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 as well as the psychosocial aspects of coping with the disease. Another goal of the initiative is to speak out about men's cancers in general and make men get the care they need - whatever form of cancer they have.
Jeff Shamie, Director General of Cedars Cancer Foundation proudly reports "The Cedars Cancer Foundation has secured the acquisition of a most important cutting-edge medical tool in prostate cancers for the MUHC – the da Vinci surgical robot – a $2.9 million gift to the BCFL and hospital’s Cancer Care Mission, and we are very grateful for the support of the Trevor W. Payne Fund for Men's Cancers."
"We are ecstatic that Trevor, through his compassion for cancer patients and his notoriety will help Cedars champion the cause of men with cancer and promote awareness among men of all ages.”
PREVIOUS EVENTSRaising our voices for men's cancers (May 19th 2011)
Press Coverage After The Event
On May 19th, the world renowned Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, founded and directed by Trevor W . Payne, performed the best-loved songs from their repertoire and were joined on stage by the wonderful Daphnée Louis Signers from Haiti and. All proceeds from this event went to the Trevor W. Payne Fund for Men's Cancers.
Listen to Trevor Payne's interview on CJAD's HealthBeat: