Men’s Health Month Tour
June is Men’s Health Month. We’re traveling through Texas to spread the word.
“Most men ignore their health until there is a problem. Improving outcomes is really about improving lifestyles before problems arise.”
Mayor Turner of Houston meets with Blue Cure to talk about prevention and awareness.
Men’s Health Tour.
Men’s annual checkups and cancer screenings have dropped off dramatically in the years since COVID, with Black and Hispanic men widening the gap in racial health disparities. We know these routine check-ups and screenings save lives.
The 2023 Blue Cure Men’s Health tour will inspire men across Texas and America to take simple but life-saving action. The Tour will:
- encourage men to schedule an annual physical and educate them on what their numbers mean
- start meaningful conversations on racial equity in men’s health and getting Black and Hispanic men to their annual checkups and cancer screenings
- raise awareness of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) for uninsured and underserved that offer services on a sliding fee scale
- promote the benefits of healthy lifestyle habits like eating more high-fiber, nutrient-dense plant foods (vegetables and fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes), moving (exercise) more, managing stress, and getting sleep.
In 2019, Blue Cure Founder and prostate cancer survivor Gabe Canales visited 40+ cities across America to raise awareness and get men to take life-saving action for their mental and physical health. He appeared on television stations, was interviewed by newspapers and met with elected officials and public health officers. While COVID put the Road Tour on ice in 2020 and 2021, Blue Cure resumed in 2022 with a Texas Tour, and we return in full strength for 2023.
The 2023 tour will take place in three phases: in June for Men’s Health Month, in September for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and in November for No Shave November, hitting 7-10 cities in each wave, for a total reach of 21-30 cities throughout the United States.
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