SATURDAY: Men can earn free games at hospital's Health Day at CT Sports Center

Clint Richards gets his blood drawn for a PSA test by medical assistant Diana Campos, right, with assistance from phlebotomist Lisa Gavrish, during the 2013 Griffin Hospital Men’s Health Day at the Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton.

Clint Richards gets his blood drawn for a PSA test by medical assistant Diana Campos, right, with assistance from phlebotomist Lisa Gavrish, during the 2013 Griffin Hospital Men’s Health Day at the Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton.

Men can receive free health screenings, earn some free games and take a chance to win an outdoor cooking grill at Griffin Hospital’s second annual Men’s Health Day on Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sports Center of Connecticut, 784 River Road, Shelton.

The event is organized by the hospital’s Health Initiative for Men in recognition of Men’s Health Month.

It will feature a series of health information tables and free health screenings, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index. In addition, Griffin Hospital physicians will be available to answer one-on-one health questions.

 

‘Play for Free’ cards

For each screening station completed, attendees can earn a “Play for Free” card from the Sport Center, which can be used at most of the center’s attractions such as the driving range, mini golf and batting cages.

Attendees who complete five or more stations will receive a $25 activity card for the Sports Center.

Participating men also will be entered into a drawing for a Char-Broil grill worth $399.

 

About the Health Initiative

Griffin-Hospital-LogoDerby-based Griffin Hospital began the Health Initiative for Men (HiM) in an effort to help inspire men to have an annual physical and to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer.

The community-wide preventive healthcare effort seeks to influence men to see their physician annually, and to be screened for various diseases that respond better to treatment if detected early. Learn more about HiM at griffinhealth.org/him.

 

 

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