Riverview Manor residents and staff step up to Movember challenge

Fundraisers are being hosted throughout the month to support men’s health projects

Gentlemen living and working at Riverview Manor are once again growing their moustaches this month to help raise money for Movember Canada.

Adam Wicklum, one of the Peterborough long-term care home’s life enrichment aides, is the captain of Team MO Riverview and organizing events to raise money for the charity, which funds men’s health projects related to testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

In 2017, the last year a Movember fundraiser was held at Riverview, the team raised $1,789. Team MO Riverview is hoping to raise $2,500 this year.

During the weekend of Nov. 12-13, “Mo Bros” Adam and LEA Trevor Davis, along with LEA Rosemary Roseborough, sold ice-cream sundaes and floats to residents, families and staff members for a donation of $2 or more.

In the end, $132 was raised from both sides of the home, Adam says.

“It was a great success,” he tells The OMNIway.

On Nov. 17, residents, their families and staff bought Tim Hortons doughnuts which were available at the home, raising $151 for the campaign.

The following day, team members from one of Riverview’s sister homes, Springdale Country Manor, hosted a Tim Hortons fundraiser to support Team MO Riverview and raised $75.

Adam and Trevor are also hosting biweekly men’s events for the gentlemen living on both sides of the home every second Tuesday. The last one featured air hockey games and pizza.

A Movember pub night will be hosted on Nov. 30 to cap off the month.

The Movember campaign, which began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, has grown to become a global movement that sees men worldwide grow moustaches every November to raise awareness of health issues affecting men.

Since starting the campaign in 2012, the Riverview Manor team has raised $6,192 for Movember Canada. Adam has captained the Riverview team each year the fundraiser has been hosted at the home.

In 2021, Canadians raised $24.6 million for the campaign, according to the Movember Canada website.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to Team MO Riverview can do so by clicking here.

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