September 24th, 2019

Follow your doctor’s advice

South Hill Home’s Richard Bertrand has an important message for men.

When South Hill Home Marketing Director, Richard Bertrand was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he began his uphill battle towards recovery with an overall aim of regaining control of his personal health. What he didn’t know at the time was that 1 in 7 men in Canada will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and he had become a part of that statistic - something he was determined to reverse.
Now years later, Richard is fueling that same energy and fight into broadening awareness for men’s health across Canada, encouraging Canadian men to be a “man of more words” and be proactive when it comes to their health. 
After winning his battle with prostate cancer, Bertrand felt inspired in more ways than one. In 2012, he took on the role of Marketing Director at South Hill Home, one of Toronto’s leading furnishing studios. Today, he is leveraging his position and merging it with his past, working with the team at South Hill Home and their partners to take a stance for men’s health. 
Bertrand first approached Movember with the idea of hosting a fundraiser with South Hill Home in 2018. Before he had his biopsy, Richard admits he didn’t know much about prostate cancer, which is one of the reasons he’s decided to host South Hill HOMME today. “As younger men, assumingly in our prime, we often forget that health is a luxury that depends on our actions and habits,” explains Richard. This, along with the words his family doctor once said to him, are the main reasons Richard is so dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health this Movember, hoping to encourage them to take the necessary steps and get the help they may need earlier rather than later. He insists that getting regular checkups and tests (and that means all tests guys… even the uncomfortable ones…) are the keys to early detection. “Follow your doctor’s advice. Do not hide any symptoms or feelings [that occur throughout] your process,” Richard says.

You know Richard, with today’s lifestyle… I am seeing more than ever, younger men facing health problems that were often associated with the elderly."– Family Doctor of Richard Bertrand

And in true South Hill Home style, South Hill HOMME will not be your average Movember party. Like their timeless contemporary pieces, SHH is staying true to their refined and classic nature, making this event the boudoir of events this Movember for the upscale clientele. Taking place at their renowned, multi-level Annex showroom; South Hill HOMME will be offering scotch, whisky and bourbon tastings accompanied by a scotch sommelier, a shoe shining station (just in case winter befalls Toronto early this year), and an auction for a one-of-a-kind art piece by prominent contemporary-abstract artist, Peter Triantos; just to name a few.

For tickets to South Hill HOMME, please visit the official Eventbrite