(JERSEY CITY) – Noting the reluctance of many men to get regular medical check-ups, Assemblyman Charles Mainor (D-Hudson) is inviting fathers and their children to attend “Take Your Daddy to the Doctor,” an event geared at promoting better health maintenance among men.
“Many men will complain about an ailment, but refuse to go to the doctor. Whether machismo or stubbornness is to blame, we owe it to ourselves and our families to stay healthy,” said Mainor. “This event not only stresses the importance of routine health check-ups for men, but ingrains that message to their children so they too can play an active role in keeping their families healthy.”
The event, sponsored by Assemblyman Mainor, the Jersey City Medical Center, the NAACP and the Urban League of Hudson County, will provide free medical check-ups to all dads accompanied by a child. The check-ups will be conducted by Jersey City Medical Center staff members.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Mary Bethune Center Parking Lot (across the street from the Mary Bethune Center), 140 Martin Luther King, Dr., Jersey City. There will be mobile arcade games to entertain the kids while their dads get their check-ups.
“Healthy men help create healthy communities. We want to encourage all men, especially fathers, to take responsibility for their well-being, since they are not the only ones that depend on it,” said Mainor. “Hopefully this will mark the beginning of more men taking charge of their health.”
For more information, call or email Mainor’s office at (201) 536-7851 or AsmMainor@njleg.org.