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June 9, 2014 - Brain Brawn & Body and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Join City Leaders to Proclaim June Men's Health Month

Contact: Eric Von 414-840-1041


Brain Brawn & Body and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Join City Leaders to Proclaim June Men's Health Month 

Milwaukee, WI (June 9th, 2014) - As Men's Health Month is celebrated nationwide, Eric Von, founder of the online health and wellness website, Brain Brawn & Body, ( along with partner organization Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, will join Mayor Tom Barrett, other city leaders and healthcare community stakeholder to proclaim the month of June as Men’s Health Month. 2014 marks the second year of this recognition.

The objective is to raise awareness among African American men about health issues that disproportionately impact them and their families. Von says, “All men can benefit from this awareness. But African American men are particularly hard hit on matters of health, suffering a disproportionate burden of disease, injury, disability and death. Through our website and our partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, we are able to reach men with the type of information that will teach and encourage them to make healthy behaviors the priority for them and their families.”

WHAT: Milwaukee Men's Health Month Kick-off

WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WHERE: City Hall Rotunda , 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee

TIME: 11:30 a.m.


Mayor Tom Barrett
Alderman Willie Wade
City Treasurer Spencer Coggs
Dr. Tito Izard, President/CEO, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker
Eric Ford, VP Medical Group Operations, WFHC
Eric Von, Founder,

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