FISH of SANCAP is recognizing Men’s Health Week with an informational display from June 13-19 at the Walk-In Center and wearing blue on June 17. Men’s Health Week was created by Congress in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and encourage them to live longer, healthier lives.
Wear BLUE is generally observed on Friday during Men’s Health Week, June 13-19. At the end of the week, on June 16 and June 17, FISH will also celebrate Father’s Day by providing cards and treats to male visitors at the Walk-In Center and Food Pantry, 2430 Periwinkle Way.
“Awareness is key in helping to educate the community about health issues impacting men,” said FISH Executive Director Maria Espinoza. “Our goal is to provide information and encouragement to our neighbors about the importance of taking care of your health all year.”
FISH receives requrest for assistance with health-related issues from male and female neighbors. Those requests have increased significantly during the past two years. Pandemic living has added stress and led to changes in health and wellness conditions.
“By honoring National Men’s Health Week, we want to emphasize FISH is here to help with information, community referrals and assistance through out services,” said Espinoza.
To learn more, contact Espinoza at 239-472-4775 or visit the FISH website.