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DOH-Indian River is Celebrating the Family Man

June 09, 2016

DOH-Indian River is Celebrating the Family Man 

Indian River County – Men and boys are invited to attend to the “Man-up” Event on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 8:30am to 1:00pm at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center, 4875 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, 32967.  This free uplifting event discusses issues that every man faces and is sponsored by Indian River County HIV/AIDS Awareness Network, Fellsmere Action Community Team, and Florida Department of Health in Indian River County.                                

“The bonding of a father and son is so important for the health and wellbeing of the child and has positive effects on their development. This event teaches fathers to lead by example, not just advice”, said John May, HIV Outreach Coordinator for Florida Department of Health in Indian River County. 

Topics and Presenters:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Jumpin Joe
  • Man-Up: Ronald Henderson
  • The Family Man: Bishop Vinson Polk
  • Importance of Fathers and Sons Bonding: Pastor Nathan Peterson
  • “They said I would be nothing”: Moses Cantu
  • The Power of Man: Famous Erwing
  • Did you know: John May

Free services offered include:

  • HIV/STD testing - participants will receive a $10.00 gift card
  • Prostate screenings provided by Indian River Medical Center
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring (fasting is required for blood sugar monitoring)
  • Sponsors are providing a free breakfast and lunch to participants   

For more information, please contact John May at 772-473-5268 or 772-794-7477.

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