June is Men’s Health Month: Things to Do in Your Area

June is Men's Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, a Congressional program intended to promote awareness about preventable diseases prominent in men, including prostate cancer, heart disease and diabetes. During June, cities across the United States are encouraging men to recognize warning signs for such diseases and get regular checkups as well as lead healthier, more active lifestyles. As Father’s Day approaches, encourage the dads and men in your life to consider the consequences of neglecting their health. Get involved with Men’s Health Month by attending a local event, free screening or seminar to learn how you can improve your lifestyle this June and beyond. Check out some of the events below and see if any are in your area.

Mantua Township, NJ

Hit the greens, get screened

What: Free health screenings including BMI, blood pressure and skin cancer at golf courses

Where: Pittman Golf Course and RiverWinds Golf Course

When: June 2, 12, 15, 19 (times and locations vary)

June is Men's Health Month

Detroit, MI

Run, Dad, run!

What: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Riverfront Run (10k run and 5k run/walk)

Where: Detroit Riverwalk at Milliken State Park

When: June 6 (9 a.m. for 10k, 9:20 a.m. for 5k)

Milwaukee, WI

What do the Green Bay Packers and salt-free cooking have in common?

What: The Health and Wellness Summit featuring a football camp for youth with former Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown, a salt-free cooking demo for dads and various other workshops

Where: Journey House

When: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 20

Elmsford, NY

Back to school

What: Dietician In Jung Casseday will present on nutrition and healthy habits

Where: Greenburgh Public Library

When: 11 a.m. on June 5

June is Men's Health Month

Overland Park, KS

Play like it’s the Superbowl

What: The Warrior Combine, a fundraiser for prostate cancer that lets men participate in the same drills athletes perform during the NFL Combine

Where: Blue Valley Northwest High School

When: 9 a.m. on June 6

Plymouth, MA

Let’s talk about sex

What: A men’s health seminar discussing early signs and treatment options for erectile dysfunction

Where: Mirbeau Inn at The Pinehills

When: 6:15 p.m. on June 3

Nationwide

Shop and screen

What: Free health screenings including prostate, vision and cholesterol at any Sam’s Club

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on June 13