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Join Men's Health Network in Celebration of Men's Health Month
Date:5/29/2009

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Men's Health Month and groups across the country and around the globe are joining Men's Health Network (MHN) in celebration of this awareness period. 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.

The month is anchored by National Men's Health Week, June 15-21, the week ending on Father's Day, a special awareness period recognized by Congress each year, and signed into law by President Clinton in 1994. Additional support comes from the more than 45 governors who declare Men's Health Week in their states.

Men's Health Month is celebrated with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. These events help ensure a healthier future for men and their families. For a partial listing of events, visit: http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/calendar.htm.

"While men continue to live sicker and die younger," Scott Williams, Vice President for MHN explained, "awareness and outreach efforts like those conducted in June reach men and their families where they live, work, play, and pray."

Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music for Zomba Label Group (ZLG) said, "I'm blessed to be able to give back and be a part of the men's health initiative. Since being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, my life has definitely changed but I am now stronger than before and am giving back to help inspire not only those around me but others on a global level. Men's Health Network is important because they are helping men understand how important it is to be proactive about keeping up on our healthcare and not just for ourselves but for our families and com
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