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Cambridge Celebrates Menís Health Month

Hoops 'N' Health rescheduled for June 24

June 15, 2017

The Men’s Health League and community partners will host the annual Hoops ‘N’ Health sports tournament and other events this June to celebrate Men’s Health Month.

The Men’s Health League, based at the Cambridge Public Health Department, is a comprehensive men’s wellness program that promotes routine screenings, fitness and a healthy diet, and regular visits to a physician.
Cambridge kicked off Men’s Health Month with a Boys to Men Leadership Brunch on June 3, hosted by the Men's Health League, the Men of Color Task Force, and the Putnam Avenue Upper School. The event featured a panel of health and community experts, break-out discussions on the health and wellness of boys and men, and an awards ceremony.
  • The Henry A. Lewis III Health Leadership Award was presented to Robert Bridgman, Director of Programs, Phillips Brooks House.
  • The Sion Chambers Community Health Award was presented to Lance Dottin, Coach, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School boys basketball team.
On Saturday, June 24, the Men’s Health League, in partnership with the Men of Color Task Force, is hosting the 24th annual Hoops ‘N’ Health sports tournament and health fair at Hoyt Field in Cambridge. The event will feature a basketball tournament, health information and screenings, live entertainment, children’s activities, free food, cooking demonstrations, and prizes. For more information, contact Richard Harding at 617-665-3769 or rharding@challiance.org
Other June events include a men’s bike ride and an orientation for the summer session of Fit For Life. For more information about the Men’s Health League, contact Albert Pless at the Cambridge Public Health Department at 617-665-3830 or apless@challiance.org
Cambridge Men’s Health Month Activities
Men’s Health League Bike Ride
Rescheduled to Saturday, June 24
Meet at 8:30 a.m., John W. Weeks footbridge on Memorial Drive (across from DeWolfe St.), Cambridge. The Men’s Health League is hosting a free 2½ hour bike ride on June 24. All are welcome. For more information, call Albert Pless at 617-665-3830 or email apless@challiance.org.
Hoops ‘N’ Health
Rescheduled to Saturday, June 24
10 a.m.-6 p.m., Hoyt Field (near corner of Western Ave. and Montague St.), Cambridge.  This basketball tournament and health fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call Richard Harding at 617-665-3769 or email rharding@challiance.org. Note: The health fair is 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Fit For Life
Now recruiting for summer session. Orientation: Wednesday, July 12
Are you at risk for heart disease or diabetes? If so, the Fit For Life program may be a great first step toward taking better care of your health. This free 12-week program includes access to the Cambridge YMCA and the War Memorial Recreation Center; education for men around nutrition, fitness and other issues; group and individual workshops; and a mentor to help keep participants on track. For more information, call Richard Harding at 617-665-3769 or email rharding@challiance.org.  


Suzy Feinberg, MPH
Public Information Officer

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