Did you know that June is Men’s Health Awareness month? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States die five years earlier than women in the United States. The three leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries.
The Arkansas Urology Foundation is launching a Men’s Health campaign in effort to increase awareness and raise funds to promote better health practices for men and provide free health screenings across the state.
On Thursday, June 18, The Library Kitchen and Lounge will be hosting a free benefit night for the AU Foundation open to the public with local live bands throughout the evening, a signature cocktail and a full menu of dining options created by owner Rob Byford. The event will be from 4 to 10 p.m. and 50 percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
Everyone is encouraged to wear blue on June 19 to show their concern for the health and wellbeing of men. Private corporations, government agencies, sports teams and individuals across the country participate in Wear Blue Day.
In honor of Men’s Health Awareness month and Father’s Day, for every donation made during June to the foundation, a Father’s Day card will be sent to one of your loved ones: https://fundly.com/arkansas-urology-foundation#supporters.
Lastly, the AU Foundation will be lighting up Little Rock’s three illuminated bridges in blue to honor men during Father’s Day weekend. From June 18 to June 22, the Main Street, Junction and Clinton Presidential Park bridges will be lit up in blue for you to stop by and take a photo in honor of AU and men’s health.