Membertou men’s group commits to helping

SYDNEY — The Membertou Men’s Society is hoping its Movember campaign will make a difference in the region by donating the money they raise to the cancer centre at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

“I’ve known a lot of people within our community who have passed away from cancer,” said Shane Paul, campaign co-ordinator.

He says everyone across Cape Breton knows someone who has been affected by cancer and they hope to raise $5,000 next month for the centre.

A 2018 Nova Scotia cancer incidence study shows that cancer rates among men in Kings, Hants and Cape Breton counties are higher than the provincial average. It also shows cancer rates in women and men are higher than the provincial average in Queens and Cape Breton counties. Full story here.

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