|Mr. George Martin, 1986 Super Bowl Champion N.Y. Giants Defensive End (1975 – 1988)
NEWARK, NJ – September 26, 2013 - Policemen, firemen and first responders are invited to meet N.Y. Giants Super Bowl Champion George Martin during a tailgate party and free preventive health event, which is being sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC). The event will be held at the Maplewood Country Club, 28 Baker Street in Maplewood on Monday, October 21.
“This is our second year hosting Men’s Health Night with The Beth,” John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey and Executive Vice President of Barnabas Health. The idea to focus on first responders came when Hurricane Sandy hit, it reminded us of the value of fire, police and first responders and the importance of them being healthy at all times to respond to emergencies.”
Dr. Brennan said the medical center decided this was an excellent opportunity to launch a men’s health initiative, similar to the Women’s Health Initiative begun earlier. By using a sports venue, it encouraged greater participation. Last year, more than 100 men attended the Men’s Health Night.”
"Monday Night Football and Men’s Health Night with The Beth" begins at 6:30 pm. Men will have an opportunity to hear George Martin followed by presentations from four physicians from Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, followed by health screenings, massages and health information and finally Monday Night Football and the tailgate event.
The evening will continue at 8:30 pm, participants can cheer as they watch a broadcast of the National Football League's (NFL) New York Giants versus the Minnesota Vikings game, along with free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.
Mr. Martin, a legendary defensive lineman, who played for the N.Y. Giants from 1975 to 1988 will speak with participants. He was team captain in January 1987 during Giant’s Super Bowl XXI victory over the Denver Broncos. Mr. Martin’s presence at the event combined with the screenings and health information are designed to encourage men to make their health a priority.
NBIMC physicians presenting at Monday Night Football/Men’s Health Night with The Beth are James Lee, Sr., MD and James Lee, Jr., MD, orthopedic surgeons; Marc Cohen, MD; cardiologist; F. Dein Rice, MD, internist and Domenico Savatta, MD, urologist.
Free health screenings that will be offered that evening include: Body Mass Index (BMI); Blood Pressure; Glucose; Balance Testing; HIV/AIDS; Depression, Prostate and Lung.
Space is limited. RSVP by calling 973-926-2842.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital, provides comprehensive health care to its local communities and well beyond. NBIMC has more than 800 physicians, 3,200 employees and 150 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is one of the top three in heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. To learn more, visit us on line at www.newarkbeth.org.
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