The Rotary Men’s Health Education Rural Van (mherv) is out and about in rural New South Wales to save lives, and is visiting Taree in April, offering free health checks to men.
‘Saving lives’ sounds a bit dramatic perhaps, but plenty of rural men just drop dead in the paddock, because ‘nobody saw it coming’, Rotary says.
Many men have not been into a doctor’s surgery for years.
Mherv’s job is to shine a light into the future for these blokes, with a few simple tests. It’s a 10 minute exercise that includes checking blood pressure, body mass, blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
This free service has been set up by Rotary District 9670 and is managed and directed by volunteer Rotarians.
Rotary is appealing to women to urge their men to visit mherv.
“C’mon girls! Don’t lose the one you love for the sake of 10 minutes with mherv. Drag ‘em in! A health check with mherv is completely free. It is a community service provided by Rotary and our sponsors.”
Mherv will be at Club Taree on Monday April, 9 and Tuesday April 10. The van will be open from 10am to 4pm. No appointments are necessary.
Visit mherv – just man-up and get tested! Your family and friends will be happy that you did!