Do you know a person who is a champion for men’s health?
Is your champion a volunteer that serves others with a smile?
Is your champion a prostate cancer survivor that advocates for others to get their annual check ups?
Is your champion a First Responder who puts their life at risk to save ours?
Nominate your Men’s Health Champion using this online form or click on the picture to download a pdf and tell us about it!!
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MEN’S HEALTH CHAMPIONS
2019: Dr. Michael Pack – an optometrist who has been doing vision screenings at the Men’s Health Event since 2011! Each year he recruits more & more volunteers to cover his station and has even started bringing reading glasses to outfit far-sighted men on the spot! Thank you for going above and beyond, Dr. Pack!
2018: Sgt. Steve Teichow – a Royal Oak police officer who developed coronary artery disease without a family history. He now advocates for men’s health and speaks about first responder health risks. He is now a runner and training for the New York marathon!
2017: Hugh Larkin – a Royal Oak firefighter who advocates for annual physicals! His yearly checkup revealed prostate cancer, quite a surprise since he had no symptoms! Hugh was honored at the Prostate Cancer Awareness Game with other prostate cancer survivors and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Check out more of his story in Hometown Life: https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2017/06/15/prostate-cancer-survivor-livonia-going-my-checkup-saved-my-life/374860001/
2016: Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. – baseball greats who joined Bayer's “Men Who Speak Up” campaign that encourages men with advanced prostate cancer to recognize the warning signs of advancing disease. Ken Griffey Sr, a prostate cancer survivor, helped kick off our first Blue Monday in front of the Spirit of Detroit!
VOLUNTEERS of the YEAR
2017: Sari Konstandt – a volunteer that is committed to increase awareness for men’s health! She leads a monthly prostate cancer support group, spends hours visiting churches to tell them about the Men’s Health Event, and organizes the volunteers for our two largest events. Thank you, Sari!
2016: Laura Wright – a dedicated volunteer that works for U of D Mercy – School of Dentistry. She puts in extra hours to make sure our oral cancer screenings go off without a hitch at each Men’s Health Event since 2010!
2015: Joan & Ed DiFilippo – serve on our Volunteer Advisory Board, have great ideas at the planning meetings…including coming up with the idea for Blue Monday! We can always count on Joan and Ed to volunteer at our events. Thank you to the dynamic duo!