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Sunday November 17th, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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Marty Komsa, President and CEO of Windsor Family Credit Union, joined the “Movember” crusade and was into day 12 of growing a moustache to raise money for prostate cancer. After a conversation and some joking among his peers at the annual Central 1 Fall Conference, Komsa agreed to shave half of his moustache to raise funds for men’s health and prostate cancer. By Thursday afternoon, what started as a joke had raised $10,000, much of it from attendees at the Central 1 Fall Conference and the Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation.

All money raised will be donated to The Regional Comprehensive Men’s Health Program (RCMHP) that will provide one-stop access to coordinated men’s health care, with reduced wait times and state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment including the Da Vinci Surgical Assisting Robot. The current “In Your Jeans” Campaign is very close to their $4 million goal for the RCMHP. This $10,000 will make the purchasing of the Da Vinci Robot one step closer!

“Credit Unions around the world are known for their charitable commitments to causes whether it be natural disasters, hospital campaigns or even helping a school build a new playground. Raising $10,000 in an afternoon from a room of Credit Union executives just proves the power of cooperative values” stated Komsa.

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