Want some interesting and fun things to do during Men’s Health Month?

Here are some options.
For a more information about putting on a health fair or a screening, visit the MHN HealthZoneTMplanner.

Wear Blue Day

Plan a “Wear Blue Day” to help spread the knowledge of Men’s Health Month.

  • Choose your day. Choose any day that works for your group of team.
  • Choose a goal amount. Set a goal amount to raise, that way you have something to strive for.
  • Choose BLUE. From blue accessories, to head-to-toe blue work attire, to an excuse to go casual, choose what works best for your group.
  • Pick and choose. Your group can simply wear blue and have your group and anyone else who wants to participate, donate any amount for wearing blue.
  • Sell blue prostate cancer pins to wear in support of the fight against prostate cancer.

Or, you could include an educational event, such as a men’s health presentation.

Or, make it FUN! Put together a contest for the best BLUE attire or host a bake sale to raise additional donations.

Be creative, and remember to have fun!

Use the following resources to help you run the event:

Plan a Health Fair

  • We offer a free event planner at www.mhnhealthzone.com .
  • Coordinate with health groups (nonprofits, wellness centers, hospitals, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, etc) to have health information booths.
  • Health fairs can be held in the workplace, community centers, churches, libraries, hospitals, etc.
  • Health fairs can include health screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, PSA (prostate specific antigen), and body fat.
  • Fitness demonstrations from local gyms, yoga centers, karate centers, etc can also be a fun addition.
  • Healthy cooking demonstrations are always a hit. See if a local dietician would want to demonstrate some healthy recipes.

Plan a mini Health Fair

  • If you don’t have the time to recruit a lot of interactive vendors, you can just put together some tables with information on heart health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, blood pressure, etc. Contact us at 202-543-6461 x 101 for brochures!
  • Presentation on Men’s Health
  • Ask a local nurse, doctor, or health educator to give a lecture on men’s health at your workplace, church, community group, senior center, health department, etc.

Fundraisers for Prostate Cancer

  • Plan a fundraiser for Men’s Health Network (MHN) prostate cancer outreach efforts.
  • Plan a 5K Walk in your town.
  • Put out donation jars at local restaurants and stores as well as in your office.

Create awareness for men’s health

  • Set up a table at a store, restaurant, hallway at work, gym, library, community center, etc with brochures and information on men’s health and Men’s Health Month.
  • Hold a town hall meeting on a major women’s health issue and broadcast it via satellite to communities across the nation.
  • Ask local churches and other faith-based organizations to talk about Men’s Health Month and to include information about it in the church flyers/newsletters.
  • Distribute health brochures that focus on the health of men and their families. Contact mhw@menshealthweek.org for brochures or download them at www.menshealthlibrary.com .
  • Ask your City Council to issue a resolution regarding National Men’s Health Week, alert the media, and invite community members to the signing. Send a copy of the proclamation to mhw@menshealthweek.org for display on the web site.
  • Take your dad/brother/uncle/grandfather/significant other to the doctor.
    • Give him a Father’s Day care with a doctor’s appointment as a gift.
  • Plan some fitness activities at lunch time or after work:
  • Bring your coworkers or neighbors together to be healthy and active. Some activities could include:
    • Walking
    • Golfing
    • Tennis
    • Bowling
    • Pick up basketball
    • Softball/baseball
    • Pick up soccer
    • Flag football
    • Frisbee
    • Bicycling
    • Hiking
  • Ask local newspapers or media to sponsor writing or poetry contests on the topic of men’s health. You can ask young people to write about the importance of being healthy and how it affects the family.
  • Write an opinion article about men’s health and how it affects the entire family and submit it to your local newspaper.
  • Write an article or letter to the editor explaining how a member of your family worked through his/her health problems and suggesting that the readers get their health checked.

Finally:

Let us know what your plans are and we can put those on the men’s health calendar perhaps feature it in our national media releases. Send those plans to mhw@menshealthweek.org or call 202-543-6461 x 101.

For a sampling of Men’s Health Month activities developed and implemented with our partners, click here.