Men’s issues in focus


MEN are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.
This is why local Rotary clubs want men to talk about their health at a Boys Night Out later this month. 
While men’s health is nothing to laugh at, comedian Des Dowling will be there along with footy great Tony Shaw on a boys’ only affair – highlighting the needs of men. 
The event, organised by Montrose and District Rotary as well as Chirnside Park and Lilydale, aims to educate Australian men on serious health issues that are affecting them.
Guest speakers will be on hand to give advice on how to live a little longer and offer health improvement tips.
Guest speakers cardiologist Ron Dick and urological surgeon Adam Landau will be offering expert advice on ways to improve men’s health.
President of Montrose and District Rotary Club Penny Christie said issues regarding the heart condition and the male reproductive organs will be raised.
“Heart disease, urinary tract issues and prostate problems will be discussed throughout the night and the cardiologist and urological surgeon professionals will answer any questions concerning men’s health,” Ms Christie said.
“Every hour, four men die from health conditions that are possibly preventable.
“The suicide rate for men is four times higher than women, this is pretty startling.”
Comedian Des Dowling will interject throughout the night, adding a bit of humour to the often serious topics.
It will include a two-course dinner with dessert and a question and answer panel discussion at the end of the night.
Ms Christie said the night will be both fun and educational and strongly encouraged men to come along.
“It will be an interesting and entertaining night which will enable conversation about health issues and concerns of men,” she said.
Tickets are $50. Single tickets are available as well as tables of eight.
The Boys Night Out will be held at the Dorset Gardens Hotel, Dorset Road Croydon on 28 May from 7pm to 10pm.
For more information and bookings, contact Penny Christie on 0418 366 543.