View the signed Mayoral Proclamation Men's Health Month - June 2019
WHEREAS, Despite advances in medical technology and research, men continue to live an average of five years less than women with Native American and
African-American men having the lowest life expectancy; and
WHEREAS, Educating the public and healthcare providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems may result in reducing rates of mortality from disease; and
WHEREAS, Men who are educated about the value preventative health can play in prolonging their lifespan and their role as productive family members will be more likely to participate in health screenings; and
WHEREAS, Fathers who maintain a healthy lifestyle are role models for their children and have happier healthier children; and
WHEREAS, Men's Health Network worked with Congress to develop a national men’s health awareness period as a special campaign to help educate men, boys and their families about the importance of positive health attitudes and preventative health practices; and
*WHEREAS, The Men’s Health month website has been established at www.MensHealthMonth.org and features resources, proclamations and information about awareness events and activities, including Wear Blue for Men's Health; and
*WHEREAS, Men's Health Month will focus on a broad range of men's health issues, including heart disease, mental health, diabetes and prostate, testicular and colon cancer; and
*WHEREAS, WHEREAS, Citizens are encouraged to increase awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise and medical check-ups.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim June as
MEN’S HEALTH MONTH
in the City of Fargo, North Dakota, and encourage all citizens to pursue preventative health practices and early detection efforts.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 1st day of June, 2019.