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Hundreds of men are screened in Tift Park

June 18, 2005

Albany- It's men's health week and in honor of Father's Day, Phoebe was giving dads the gift of a healthier life.

More than 500 men turned out in Tift Park for free Diabetes, Prostate Cancer, blood pressure and H-I-V screenings. The screenings test for diseases that if caught early can be treatable.

The Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families Picnic hoped to encourage more men to have annual screenings.

"Over five million men have not gone to the doctors in the last five years. So, this is a doctor's visit, and it's free so we think men are coming out and taking advantage of the opportunity," said Darrell Sabbs, Event Coordinator.

The goal of the event was to get men to eat healthy, be active, and get screened.

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