It's November and we are celebrating men's health by participating in Movember. One of our very own nurses is taking the discussion one step further and making it personal by starting a fundraising campaign in his father's memory. Aaron is participating in the No-Shave November program and we wanted to take a minute to share his story with you.
I am participating in No-Shave November, which is a fundraiser for both the American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Children's Hospital, as well as a few cancer education organizations. Similar to Movember , which promotes men's health, but I chose to support No-Shave November because of it's direct link to the American Cancer Society. This is a cause near and dear to my heart after losing my Dad to cancer.
I joined the Army after high school. Afterward, I held a couple of jobs before my father was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer. One of his last wishes was that I finish college. I began working on my nursing degree before he passed to fulfill my promise and I have been a Registered Nurse since 2005. I spent many years at VMC before joining the Physicians East team last August and am happy to say that I have found my place as a nurse there. I have great personal and professional satisfaction helping to deliver the absolute best care for our patients during their chemotherapy treatments.
We wanted to thank Aaron for sharing his passion with us and for being such a valuable asset to our team. We are so lucky to have him and we hope that you are as inspired by his story as we are. There is no doubt that Aaron is a better chemo nurse because of his direct connection to the cause and he delivers compassionate care to each of the patients he interacts with. Be sure to like our Facebook page to follow Aaron's No-Shave progress. We will be posting weekly pics!
If you would like to support Aaron's efforts, please visit his fundraising page HERE.