Showing posts from November, 2011

My Birthday Request On Men's Health Night

I normally do not get personal here. But today is my birthday - which not only is in November when many men's health issues are in the forefront , but coincidentally falls on November 21 which happens to be Men's Health Nigh t. So I will say that my one wish is that all men would this year, and every year, get a regular check up at the doctor. The first Men's Health Night - in 2010 - was on a Blue Moon and so they claimed the more manly color of blue as their badge to promote that men do not go to the Dr. 'once in a blue moon' but go every year. This is my 150th post at Well-Met, a special post number and also being on my birthday. In the past year I have kept up my goal of regularly positing here about men's wellness - physical and mental health, volunteerism and charity, manners and style.  I have more goals that I have not gotten to, but with the accomplishments I have made in the past year (including participating in National Novel Writing Month where I w

Timberlake Makes Marine's Day

Justin Timberlake's praises are being sung for accepting the request of Corporal Kelsey DeSantis after she asked him for a date via a YouTube video. DeSantis herself was was inspired by another member of the military who scored a date with Mila Kunis, Timberlake’s  Friends With Benefits  co-star.

Great Play: Former Brewer Hisle MVP Of Mentors

On a week when there have been more typically bad morality plays in professional sports, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did a piece on an inspiring former athlete - Larry Hisle of the Milwaukee Brewers . The story talks about how Hisle works with disadvantaged males of all ages as part of his work for the Brewers as the manager of youth outreach, a paid position but a vocation he is called do and would do regardless. Entering the Holiday season of the US Thanksgiving Day and various religious special days, it seems that professional sports wants to drag us down and keep us in the negativity of the state of the economy and other political issues. Between the dangerous and vindictive actions on the race track, allegations of abuse in college football, and the NBA lockout, sports don;t seem so inspiring. But Hisle and the his former and current employer the Milwaukee Brewers give some hope. First kudos to the Brewers organization for having the outreach program and especially for pick

November Is Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. I had already talked about diabetes as a men's health issue  back in June during Men's Health Week. GO back and read that post if you haven't to understand how big of an issue it is for men (and women). The November awareness event, put on by the American Diabetes Association , is a time to rally individuals, communities and families to Join the Millions SM  in the movement to Stop Diabetes®. This year, the American Diabetes Association is asking individuals to take a pledge and raise their hand to Stop Diabetes.

80's Cover Bands Jam For A Cause

Join Salford Lads Club, Maritime and Testa Rosa in a musical celebration of some of the best music of the 80's - nay ever - by The Smiths/Morrissey, Joy Division and The Pretenders as they share the Turner Hall stage in a benefit concert for the Pablove Foundation  whose mission is to: is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs. Tickets to the 11/4 8 p.m. show are $10, and all proceeds will benefit Pablove. More details at

November Is Lung Month

November has quite a few observations, giving me plenty of fuel for the fire. Speaking of fire and smoke - November is Lung Cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month . As two of the leading causes of death in America, the American Lung Association is drawing attention to these two deadly and highly overlooked diseases and highlighting what is being done to reduce their toll on people in America and their loved ones.

November Is Pancreatic Cancer Month

You may have seen my previous post on Movember - the November men's health month fundraising and awareness event. Well, there is a reason it is 'Movember' and not Moctober, or any other Mo month. That is because November is Pancreatic Cancer Month , via the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network .