County prepares to celebrate Men’s Health Week

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Escambia County Commission Chairman David Stokes signed a proclamation designating the week of June 14 through 21, 2012 as Men’s Health Week in Escambia County .  The  week is being sponsored jointly by the Coalition for Healthier Escambia County and the Escambia County Health Department as a part of National Men’s Health Month during  the month of June.

The public is invited to attend Men’s Health Day on June 14, 2012 from  noon until  2 p.m. at the D.W. McMillan Hospital Education Center.    Dr. Dan Raulerson will  be the  keynote speaker and he will be focusing on prevention and screening activities to help men remain as healthy as possible throughout their lives. Vivian Layton from the Brewton YMCA  will be speaking on the importance of exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle and there will be a speaker to address nutrition in the same context of healthy living.

Lunch will be provided and there will be educational materials for distribution .  The CHEC invite the public to come and make this event a part of their day to get information that will assist in remaining healthy and able to enjoy an active lifestyle.

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For more information,  contact Ruth Harrell at 251-513-0482 or Ricky Elliott at 251-867-5765.