Phoebe Sumter PR
Americus, GA (September 15, 2012) -- More than 400 men came out for Phoebe Sumter’s 4th Annual Men’s Health Conference, which was held at the Student Success Center on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the theme was “Know Your Stats”, which encouraged men to know the vital health statistics that are important to men.
“Each year the men in Americus, Sumter County and Southwest Georgia as a whole come out in huge numbers, and we are very pleased with the turnout,” said Marcus Johnson, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Director of Marketing & Public Relations. “It has become an annual event for our community, because not only do they get a chance to get free screenings and good health information, they get a chance to fellowship with other men. It is somewhat of a reunion each time we have this event.”
Johnson said that there were 35 men when he arrived at the venue at 6:30 am, and by 8 am the parking lot was full. Participants were given the opportunity to have a number of free screenings, including Cholesterol & Glucose, Diabetes and Blood Pressure. In addition to the screenings, participants heard presentations from hospital physicians and clinicians about topics such as Healthy Eating, Diabetes and Advancements in General Surgery. Lunch was served and vendors were also on hand to give out information and door prizes.
A number of local organizations were on hand for the event, including motorcycle clubs, sororities and fraternities and many students from local high schools, colleges and universities."
“We are so thankful for everyone who came out for this event,” said Johnson. “We also have to thank the people who make this event an annual success: our employees, community volunteers, local businesses and especially our physicians. All of these people take time out of their business schedule to provide these services for the men in our community, and I know I speak for everyone at Phoebe Putney Health System and Phoebe Sumter when I say we appreciate their dedication to helping us promote healthy lifestyles in our community. We look forward to a bigger and better event in 2013!”