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In 2011 the St. Lucia Crisis Center organized an IMD awareness campaign. Organizers disseminated information about the event and its objectives to media and within educational facilities
Tapion Hospital in partnership with the Cancer Center at Tapion Hospital is calling all men to come out and support the 1st Annual International Men’s Day Event: Helping Men and Boys Live Longer, Healthier Lives on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 9-3pm at Tapion Hospital.
International Men’s Day is celebrated more and more around the world and has an aim to impact the following areas:
• To promote positive male role models
• To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment
• To focus on men’s health and wellbeing—social, emotional, physical and spiritual
• To highlight discrimination against men in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law
• To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
• To create a safer, better world where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential
World Health Organization figures show that every year over half a million people die from violence and 83% of them are men and boys, and that a similar proportion of the global burden of disease is borne by boys and men.
Our 1st Annual International Men’s Day Event will offer health screening clinics for free blood pressure, blood sugar, HIV testing, and healthy lifestyle counseling on eating, alcohol use, and sexual behavior. Prostate cancer testing will be offered for $40 to men over 40. In addition, over 10 guest speakers will be giving talks on ethics, family matters, marriage, sports, medicine, and music.
Men come and bring your sons! This event will impact your lives in a positive way. Call Tapion Hospital at 459-2000 or the Cancer Center at 459-2202 for more information.
by Sarah Louden Tapion Hospital