MEDIA ALERT – HMHP to Host ‘Movember’ Kickoff

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Man Up Mahoning Valley, HMHP Cancer Centers, HMHP Foundation and NEO Urology will kick off ‘Movember’ with a press conference to explain the campaign and introduce some of the community leaders participating this year at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Partners for Urology Health in Austintown.

Movember; prostate cancer; robotic surgery; NEO Urology: Mercy Health Youngstown

Last year, the staff of NEO Urology sported mustaches to promote awareness about prostate cancer – even those who couldn’t grow their own.

Movember is an annual campaign where men who are normally clean-shaven grow their mustaches throughout the month of November to promote prostate cancer awareness.

What:     Man Up Mahoning Valley, HMHP Cancer Centers, HMHP Foundation and NEO Urology will kick off ‘Movember’ with a press conference to explain the campaign and introduce some of the community leaders participating this year.

When:    9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Where:    Partners for Urology Health
        6262 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, OH 44515
        (Next to Home Depot)    

Movember is an annual campaign where men who are normally clean-shaven grow their mustaches throughout the month of November to promote prostate cancer awareness. The local Movember campaign, sponsored by Man Up Mahoning Valley, HMHP Cancer Centers, HMHP Foundation and NEO Urology, takes place Nov. 1 to 30.

Participants start the month clean shaven but grow and groom their mustaches the rest of the month. “The mustaches, especially on men who don’t usually have one, is a conversation starter,” explains Dr. Dan Ricchiuti, a urologist. “When somebody says something about it, that’s an opportunity to say ‘I’m growing it to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the need for age-appropriate screenings.’ ”

One in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. More than 238,000 will be diagnosed this year and 30,000 of them will die.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is a key market of Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as the HMHP Foundation. Major sites are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HMHP Physician Associates, HMHP Care Network, The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, HMHP Cancer Care Centers in Warren and Boardman, Howland Surgery Center, St. Elizabeth Austintown Emergency Care, St. Joseph Andover Emergency Care, HM Home Health Services, HM Durable Medical Equipment, HM Home Pharmacy Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House and Hospice of the Valley. Learn more at http://www.HMpartners.org.

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Maraline Kubik
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