What began as the vision of two local businessmen is now helping men in our community live better lives.
Gordon and Doug Rawlinson, founders of Rawlco Radio, sought to change the future of health care in southern Saskatchewan. That vision became a reality in 1987 with the launch of the Z99 Radiothon and the donation of a major financial gift to the Rawlco Centre for Mother Baby Care, 17 years later.
In 2007, Rawlco turned its attention to improving men’s health care in our community by creating the Uncover the Cure Cocktail Party. The event was designed to raise funds to help establish the Prostate Assessment Centre at the Pasqua Hospital. Through Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the funds would be invested in state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
In 2017, the event celebrated its 10th anniversary by raising $82,900, bringing its 10-year total to more than $1 million.
“We can’t say enough about the support Uncover the Cure has received over the past 10 years,” says Tom Newton, vice president and general manager of Rawlco Radio.
Each year, the community has stepped up and affirmed its support for men’s health care. Together, we are helping ensure that our fathers, brothers and sons receive the best health care possible, right here at home.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. One in eight men are diagnosed every year. The Prostate Assessment Centre plays a critical role in providing patients with early detection, diagnosis and treatment. Last year alone, 534 men received biopsies at the Centre.
Steve Pillipow, a prostate cancer survivor and a current advisor with the prostate cancer support group, says Uncover the Cure has played a critical role in keeping men’s health care top of mind in our community.
The opening of the Prostate Assessment Centre was a defining moment for men’s health care in southern Saskatchewan,” says Steve. “Thanks to Rawlco, Hospitals of Regina Foundation and events like Uncover the
Cure, we have an assessment centre that will continue to make lives better.
“Over the past 10 years, the Prostate Assessment Centre has become a key centre for men’s health care in southern Saskatchewan. The Foundation’s ability to provide patients with timely, effective diagnosis and treatment is possible because of partners like Rawlco, our donors, and events such as Uncover the Cure,” says Dino Sophocleous, president and CEO, Hospitals of Regina Foundation. “Thanks to events like this, men in our community are living better lives. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work Rawlco puts into the event, and would like to congratulate them on this impressive $1 million milestone.”