Who we are

Calgary Radiologist and PCC board member Dr. Shelley Spaner is the founder of Women for Men’s Health. Dr. Spaner has witnessed the disparity between women and men’s health firsthand, and has started this initiative to engage women as active players in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and wellness.

Her vision is to create a program in Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre that resides within the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology that is all inclusive and accessible for men, to shift men’s behaviours towards maintaining their health, and to mobilize women as key players in this effort.

The message is simple, to prevent men from dying in this province from modifiable health factors related to diet, weight, blood pressure, and prostate cancer we need to encourage men to visit their doctor and get checked regularly.

Download the full men’s health overview here.

The Mission

Women for Men’s Health’s mission is to support and build awareness about Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre’s men’s health program called “Know Your Numbers.” Women for Men’s Health was started in order to raise money to be used to fund programs which increase awareness and to aid research in areas that impact men’s health.

The four key areas of focus:

  1. Identify key clinical priorities in men’s health
  2. Identify key research priorities in men’s health
  3. Identify enablers and barriers of top clinical and research priorities
  4. Educate policy and decision makers about the roll and value of long-term follow up care in men’s health

Men’s Health

The current goal of the Men’s Health Program is to leverage off Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre’s “get checked” program that is delivered to men through our MAN VAN™.  As well as offering free PSA tests, we felt it made sense to have men understand other numbers that impacted their long term health. Since 2010 we have administered over 35,000 PSA tests and captured data around this test. In the last year we have collected over 1,500 statistics from men on blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI and we can definitely speak to trends we are seeing.

For more information about “Know Your Numbers” click here.

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Women For Men’s Health Gala 2018

Enjoy an open bar, live band, superb silent auction items and artful Hors D’oeuvre’s from the culinary wizards at Hotel arts.

Proceeds from the Gloves on Gala will support thousands of Calgary men and their families through the Women for Men’s Health initiative at Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre.





Cowboy’s Presents the first ever BLUE BALL in support of Prostate Cancer Centre of Calgary in Partnership with Women for Men’s Health YYC!

All proceeds from this night of de-BALL-chery will be staying local and going straight to Prostate Cancer Centre of Calgary

And because sometimes we need a little humour to spark the convo on a serious topic, we are bringing some of our funniest friends from LA to help us!

Beachers Madhouse host Pete Giovine will be kicking off the night following by top comedians straight from LA and New York:

Theo Von – Neftlix original comedy special titled, NO OFFENSE

Mike Young – from the Comedy Store LA and the Laugh Factory Hollywood

Andrew Santino – from the SHOWTIME stand – up special, HOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE

The MAN VANTM  will be onsite performing PSA tests for men over 40 and additional health measurements (BMI, blood sugar, blood pressure) for men over 18.

EARLY BIRD Tickets are only $20 and includes:

  • 1 drink (355ml Domestic beer or 1oz Hi Ball)
  • Stand-up comedy performances by four of LA’s top comedians!

This evening of comedy is brought to you by:
JACK DANIEL’S, Sportsnet The FAN 960Women for Men’s Health YYCSpolumbos Fine Foods & DeliFunny 1060 AMCJAY 92 RocksTommy Gun’s THE CORECountry 105 FMQ107 FM, The Calgary Sun


SS Moyie Boat Cruise

Details to come soon.

Saddle Up for Men’s Health (Past Event)

Dr. Spaner is a Calgary pioneer in the area of men’s health, having seen the health issues that currently face men and in a drive to make a difference, she hosted, an event called ‘Saddle Up’ a spin-a-thon with the intent to raise awareness about Men’s Health issues, challenge participants physically, and provide exposure to an activity that can easily be incorporated into any lifestyle. In the event’s two year running it raised over $100,000 for the men’s health at the Prostate Cancer Centre.



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Contact Us

Dr. Shelley Spaner

Shannon de Vall