Monday, June 9, 2014

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. For Men

Men's Health Week!

Gents, this week is all about you.  We are highlighting health tips, revisiting some previous posts, and helping you put a boost on your style all week long just in time for Father's Day!

Men's Health Week began in 1994 with the purpose of heightening awareness of preventable health problems among men.  Led by the Men's Health Network, this week is an opportunity to health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. 

Often, men's health is not given the same attention as women's health, so we want to be sure you gents get your just due.

Here are some events happening nationally to commemorate the week:

June 10th

June 11th

June 14th
This summit addresses health concerns of all men of color who suffer disproportionately from illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension. The summits are male only, and are open to the public at no cost and offer breakfast, health screenings, information workshops and wellness exhibits.
The Black Men’s Health Summit targets men 19 years and older and the Crossing Bridges: Hip-Hop Health Teen Summit targets males between the ages of 12 and 18. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

June 15th - Father's Day!
Join MIU Men’s Health Foundation for a 5k Run/Walk to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Race participants will enjoy a t-shirt, medal, fun activities and free entry to the Detroit Zoo following the race. Register early and save! Create a team with family and friends!

Stay tuned for more on Men's Health this week!!

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