Host a MAN VAN Clinic

Thank you for your interest in hosting a MAN VAN clinic. For many men, a trip to the Van is the first step to becoming more proactive about their health. Sponsoring a clinic for your company, organization, or community is a great way to partner with Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre and raise awareness about the importance of early prostate cancer detection and overall health.

MAN VAN clinics typically run for three hours. During this time, we visit with up to 50 men. PSA blood tests are available for men ages 40 to 80. There is also the option to add on the Know Your Numbers Men’s Health clinic, which provides blood pressure, blood sugar, stress check, waist circumference measurements, and stress check depression screening to men over 18 years of age. A visit usually takes between ten and fifteen minutes and there is no appointment necessary.

The Van is operated by a driver, host, and up to three clinical staff responsible for drawing blood, administering health measurements, and providing take-home educational materials.

 

 

Mobile PSA Testing:

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. When caught early, the disease is now close to 100% treatable. Unfortunately, many men do not make doctor visits a priority, unaware that a simple PSA blood test can aid in early detection and potentially help save their lives.

When a man visits the MAN VAN, he is greeted by a host who explains the importance of the PSA test. From there, he will visit one of Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre’s medical professionals who will administer the blood test. The participant will receive their PSA result in the mail within two weeks. If the result is higher than the recommended level, they will receive a call from the Centre to discuss follow up steps.

Know Your Numbers:

On average, men live five years less than women and lead in 14 of the top 15 causes of death. Men are also more likely to avoid preventative care delay treatment, and are less likely to have a health care provider. The Know Your Numbers men’s health initiative builds on the success of the MAN VAN by offering waist circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar, and stress check depression screening measurements. These numbers are good indicators of a man’s general health and are closely linked to some of the main health issues that men face such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and depression.

 

Sponsoring a MAN VAN Clinic:

PSA Clinic Includes:

  • Three-hour MAN VAN clinic fully staffed with two health care professionals and two hosts
  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing for up to 50 men (ages 40 to 80)
  • Name recognition on MAN VAN sponsor board at Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre

Sponsorship Cost: $1,500 *

* Based on clinics within the city of Calgary. Additional costs apply for out-of-town clinics and overnight travel. 

Know Your Numbers Clinic:

  • Three-hour MAN VAN clinic fully staffed with three health care professionals and two hosts
  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing for up to 50 men (ages 40 to 80)
  • Blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference measurements, and a stress check depression screening  (for men ages 18 and up)
  • Name recognition on MAN VAN sponsor board at Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre

Sponsorship Cost: $2,000 *

* Based on clinics within the city of Calgary. Additional costs apply for out-of-town clinics and overnight travel. 

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