Light the Night for Men’s Health November 21, 2010

Malecare , a men’s cancer support and advocacy organization, is leading the efforts for our country’s first annual Men’s Health Night on November 21. We’re asking every home to light a blue bulb that night, to honor the men we love, those who are living and those who we wish were still with us, our sons, boyfriends, Dads, Uncles, Granddads, Brothers, Friends, Partners, Husbands. One blue light bulb, one night a year, one evening to show that we care about the men in our lives. Learn more at

November 21 is also an evening to think about the men we have lost to disease, war and violence. Turn your blue bulb on and pause for a moment, to memorialize a man whom you wish was still with us.

Lots of diseases and advocacy efforts focus on lighting famous monuments or corporate buildings as a way to create awareness, and that’s all well and good. But, this year, and from now on, November 21 will be the evening that we, the people, light a light of awareness, warmth and strength, in our own homes.

It’s really up to us to do the best we can to stay healthy.

If in the moment that someone – you – screw in a blue light bulb, if you think to yourself, “I ought to make a doctor’s appointment,” then Blue Moon Night has done its job. We need to say to ourselves that we are worth taking care of, that our lives are worthy of health and happiness, that I will commit to asking my doctor what tests I need to stay alive.

November 21, 2010 is the night of the Blue Moon. We don’t want men to wait to see a doctor, until the next blue moon. Too many men die, too young, for no good reason. There are many diseases that can be treated in a life extending way, if diagnosed early.

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