According to the official website for Men’s Heath Month, www.menshealthmonth.org, "the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives 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. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe."
Their slogan is “Awareness. Prevention. Education. Family.”Prostate Cancer awareness and prevention is a primary focus of this initiative.Each year over 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die of it. This year, the week leading up to Father’s Day, June 13-19 is International Men’s Health Week.The goal is to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and to encourage inter- and intra-national institutions to develop health policies and services that meet the specific needs of men, boys, and their families.
Is this cause close to your heart?Want to plan a “Wear Blue” Men’s Health Month awareness event in your area?Check out this link for ideas and details:http://www.menshealthmonth.org/thingstodo.htmlLet’s support all of our fathers, sons, brothers, relatives, friends and loved ones in the effort to prevent and treat health problems among our beloved men and boys. Wear Blue!