Parish President Proclaims June 15-21, 2015 as National Men’s Health Week in Ascension Parish

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Shown from left to right are: Shannon Simpson, Victor Vidaurre, Jon Hirsch, Parish President Tommy Martinez, Charla Johnson, Robert Burgess, Parish Councilwoman Teri Casso, Rick Banker and Susan Waguespack.

The week of June 15-21, 2015 has been designated as National Men’s Health Week in Ascension Parish. Parish President Tommy Martinez read a parish proclamation at the June 4 Parish Council meeting in Donaldsonville before presenting it to Robert Burgess, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Burgess announced an upcoming special Men’s Health Luncheon will be held on June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Parc 73 Reception Center. Parc 73 is located at 14379 La. 73 in Prairieville. Burgess thanked President Martinez for suggesting National Men’s Health Week be recognized in Ascension Parish to compliment National Women’s Health Week which was held on May 10-16. “Everyone knows that men by nature are stubborn when it comes to our own healthcare,” Burgess said. “We think we are immortal and we are not. It’s very important that everyone get the proper screenings and get them early because it saves lives and our loved ones care about us.” S