The month of September is recognized as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The “For Men Only Health Symposium,” a forum targeted toward men was developed due to the overwhelming need to educate men and boys about their health with a focus on prostate cancer. On Saturday, September 20 the fifth annual “For Men Only Health Symposium 2014: The WHOLE Man, Too” will be held 10:30am to 4:30pm at the Otranto Road Regional Branch Library located at 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC. This event is free but space is limited. Registration is recommended.
Since 2009, For Men Only has been able to aid in sharing useful health information with more than 150 men and boys. The primary focus of each symposium is to educate and encourage men beginning at age 11 to implement healthy, positive lifestyles, while empowering them with firsthand information directly from local healthcare professionals to support each other in helping to reduce the premature mortality of men and boys.
The program begins with registration and several vital basic health screenings followed by a nutritionally light breakfast and also includes a heart healthy lunch. Attendees meet with medical professionals who provide appropriate health information and are given educational materials on topics that directly affect them and their families including, but not limited to: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, foot care, and dental care. Attendees are reminded and encouraged to share this information with their colleagues, relatives, friends, and neighbors. Any and all questions are encouraged.