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Dr. Joyce Davison receives Saskatoon Local Hero Award

(L to R) Colleen Cameron-Bergan (Board Chair, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation), Rocco Rossi (President & CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada), Dr. Joyce Davison (U of S College of Nursing) and Bruce Acton (CEO, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation).
(L to R) Colleen Cameron-Bergan (Board Chair, St. Paul's
Hospital Foundation), Rocco Rossi (President & CEO,
Prostate Cancer Canada), Dr. Joyce Davison (U of S
College of Nursing) and Bruce Acton (CEO, St. Paul's
Hospital Foundation).

She's a member of the Prostate Cancer Pathway Provincial Working Group, she's served as a Provincial and Regional Consultant with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, as an expert consultant to the Canadian Cancer Society and a member of the Education and Research Committee at St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Urology Centre of Health. But most recently, Dr. Joyce Davison was the recipient of the Prostate Cancer Canada's Local Hero Award.

On September 25th at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Prostate Cancer Canada, in partnership with St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, hosted Saskatoon's first ever Wake Up Call Breakfast. This is the only Canada-wide business breakfast series dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer. At each of the breakfasts, Prostate Cancer Canada celebrates a local hero who has made an extraordinary contribution in the fight against prostate cancer through courage, inspiration and dedication. Dr. Joyce Davison was not only the first ever recipient of the Saskatoon Local Hero Award, but more notably, the first female in the history of the award to receive the honor.

"I was extremely honored to receive this award," said Dr. Davison. When asked about her continued Prostate Cancer research, she replied, "I hope to work with the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation and the Saskatoon Health Authority to further develop additional evidence based multi-disciplinary support programs that will be made available to prostate cancer survivors and their partners at the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health."

"St. Paul's Hospital is very privileged to have Dr. Davison as a member of the Education and Research Committee in the Leslie and Irene Dubé Urology Centre of Health. We nominated her because we couldn't imagine a more fitting, or more committed recipient for the Saskatoon Local Hero Award," said Bruce Acton, CEO of St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. 

About Dr. Joyce Davison

In addition to being an Associate Professor at the U of S College of Nursing, Dr. Joyce Davison is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She has been conducting research over the past 20 years, specifically in the area of prostate cancer in Manitoba, British Columbia and now Saskatchewan. While living in BC, she worked as a Clinical Research Scientist at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for 10 years before moving to Saskatchewan. Her research program aims to improve treatment decision making and quality of life of prostate cancer patients and their partners throughout their illness.

About Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, education support and awareness. Their vision is to be a global leader in the fight against prostate cancer, earning the enthusiasm and support of Canadians through integrity, compassion and innovation. Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information on the foundation, please visit http://prostatecancer.ca/.

About St. Paul's Hospital Foundation

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation was established in 1983, recognizing the opportunity to better meet people's health needs through the generation of additional resources. As an independent body responsible for the fund raising programs and activities in support of St. Paul's Hospital, it is administered by a volunteer board of directors. For more information on the SPH foundation, please visit http://www.stpaulshospital.org/foundation/index.php.