Male employees at Women & Children’s Hospital get scruffy - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Male employees at Women & Children’s Hospital get scruffy for a cause

(Source: Women & Children's Hospital) (Source: Women & Children's Hospital)
(Source: Women & Children's Hospital) (Source: Women & Children's Hospital)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The following is a news release from Women & Children's Hospital:

Twenty male employees at Women & Children's Hospital (WCH) grew beards throughout the month of November in order to show their support for men's health and Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

Chief Executive Officer, and No Shave November participant, Bryan S. Bateman initiated the contest in order to show the hospital's support in the fight against Prostate Cancer.

Before photos were taken of all participants on October 31, and the facial hair began growing. No Shave November participants did a great job of keeping patients informed of why they were looking ‘scruffy for a cause'.  Out of the twenty participants, three winners were selected on December 2nd at the WCH's first  Beard Pageant. 

Charles Buchert, Human Resources Director received the title of ‘'Sketchiest Beard', Bryan S. Bateman, CEO won the title of ‘Bad Santa Beard' and Brian McClain, Cath Lab Director was recognized as the Grand Champion and now bears the title; ‘2013 Manliest Man on Campus'.

The winner received a luxurious traditional hot towel shave and haircut from 1740 Barbier, located at L'Auberge Casino Resort, a ‘Manliest Man on Campus' sash which was donated by the Senior Circle Ambassadors, and most importantly; a donation in their name given to the American Cancer Society's Prostate Cancer Research.

According to the American Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer. The following are the most common symptoms of prostate cancer: weak or interrupted flow of urine, urinating often (especially at night), difficulty urinating or holding back urine, inability to urinate, pain or burning when urinating, blood in the urine or semen, nagging pain in the back, hips, or pelvis because cancer has spread to the bones and painful ejaculation.

In general, all men are at risk for prostate cancer. However, there are specific risk factors that increase the likelihood that certain men will develop the disease, including the following: age, race, diet obesity, environmental exposures, having a vasectomy, family history of prostate cancer and genetic factors.

For more information on prostate cancer please talk to your physician, contact the American Cancer Society or visit www.women-childrens.com and click on the health resources tab.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Local fraternity helping SWLA families have a good Christmas dinner

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-12-17 02:16:30 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>

    One local fraternity made sure some families in Southwest Louisiana had a fully cooked meal to enjoy for Christmas. "We have turkeys and hams, but it's enough food in the box to feed a family of eight," said  Mark Gallashaw, president of Kappa Alpha Psi's Lake Charles Alumni Chapter. Thirty-five boxes of cooked meals are getting ready to be delivered to families across Southwest Louisiana. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few thunderstorms become likely this week

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few thunderstorms become likely this week

    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:40 PM EST2017-12-16 23:40:37 GMT
    Rain likely Sunday morningRain likely Sunday morning

    Tonight, we will have a 100% chance for rain to come through. At times there could be some thunder and lightning. The rain will begin early this evening, and will be scattered. Overnight, the rain will become more widespread. This is from an upper level disturbance that is coming through. It is the first of many disturbances.   Sunday’s rain chances remain high at 70%. All the rain from tonight will slowly wind down and will gradually come to an end before noon on Sunday.

    More >>

    Tonight, we will have a 100% chance for rain to come through. At times there could be some thunder and lightning. The rain will begin early this evening, and will be scattered. Overnight, the rain will become more widespread. This is from an upper level disturbance that is coming through. It is the first of many disturbances.   Sunday’s rain chances remain high at 70%. All the rain from tonight will slowly wind down and will gradually come to an end before noon on Sunday.

    More >>
  • LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-16 22:12:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly