WHAT In recognition of National Men’s Health Week (June 9-15, 2014), Drs. Jamin Brahmbhatt and Sijo Parekattil, of The PUR Clinic, are leaving the operating room behind and hitting the highway to spread the word about men’s health issues. The two urologists and robotic surgeons have planned the first ever Drive for Men’s Health (www.Drive4MensHealth.com) – a 24-hour road trip from Florida to Manhattan.
The Florida-based physicians will drive approximately 1,100 miles in an all-electric TESLA - stopping only to recharge the vehicle (every 150-200 miles). During each stop, they will host community-wide, men’s health events, which will include educational lectures, patient testimonials, and more.
The Drive for Men’s Health team will provide updates at www.Drive4MensHealth.com, and via social media using #Drive4MensHealth. The team will also use Google Glass and live Go-Pro cameras to broadcast their journey live. Followers are encouraged to join the team at designated stops to meet the physicians and ask health-related questions.
WHERE: Savannah Supercharger at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
400 Airways Avenue, Savannah, GA31408
WHEN: Thursday, June 12th
Approximate Arrival: 2:20 PM / Approximate Departure: 3:20 PM
Join the Drive
www.Facebook.com/Drive4Men / Twitter: @drive4men
Make a contribution at www.d4mh.com
10 Men’s Health Facts You May Not Know
1) Men are 24% less likely to go to the doctor than women.
2) 100,000 men live with chronic groin and testicular pain.
3) Half of all men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives.
4) 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer annually.
5) Men are 2X more likely to die of melanoma.
6) Roughly 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, resulting in 400 deaths.
7) Men on average die more than six years earlier than women.
8) Six million men are diagnosed with depression each year, and men are 4X more likely to commit suicide.
9) Men who sit six or more hours a day have an 18% higher chance of dying from heart disease or diabetes.
10) Men suffer hearing loss at 2X the rate of women.
The Drive for Men’s Health team would like thank the following sponsors for their support:
Genomic Health ● PUR Cllinic ● SouthLakeHospital
Aloka-Hitachi ● Intuitive Surgical
Percuvision ● Vascular Technology ● Urolift ● ERBE
ArthroMed ● Dayas Custom Auto ● QDx Pathology Services ● DJ Doctor ● Skillful Antics
All funds that are raised through the above sponsors and website, will be used to support a men’s health genetic research study, and to provide educational scholarships to FloridaPolytechnicUniversity.