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June 18, 2004

Albany- In conjunction with National Men's Health Week, Phoebe Putney is sponsoring their Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families Father's Day Picnic.

In addition to free food and activities for the entire family, men can receive free diabetes, glaucoma and prostate cancer screenings.

"When the whole community comes together and partners around an issue like men's health and health prevention things change progressively for the good," says event coordinator, Darrell Sabbs.

"I've seen a lot of men of all backgrounds, cultures, persuasions who get sick earlier than they should, who die earlier than they should, often times they leave family and loved ones behind," says Don Speaks, a health professional for more than 25 years.

The father's day picnic will be held at Tift Park in Albany. It will begin at 8 AM and run until 3 PM.

Posted at 4:15 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com