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1,100 MILES. 1 CAR.
3.5 BILLION MEN.
A cross-country adventure celebrating Men’s Health Week. We’re hitting the road in an all-electric Tesla, stopping to charge and talk to men across the country about men’s health issues – from lifestyle to life-saving.
The Drive includes:
• 6,000+ miles from Florida to NYC to California
• Streaming live interviews with top physicians from around the world
• Real-world talks with men about important health issues
• Supporting research and scholarships for future health leaders
WHY WE DRIVE
Men’s health issues are important but they aren’t always discussed regularly and openly. It’s important that men are aware of health issues they could face and know they’re ok to talk about with their doctor, friends and family.
TEN MEN’S HEALTH FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
- Men are 24% less likely to go to the doctor than women
- 100,000 live with chronic testicular pain each year
- 1 in 2 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives
- 230,000 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year
- Men are 2x as likely to die of Melanoma
- Men can get breast cancer! Roughly 2,000+ cases a year and 400 deaths!
- Men’s life expectancy is almost 5 years lower than women
- 6 million are diagnosed with depression each year. Millions more won’t talk about it.
- Men who sit 6+ hours a day have an 18% higher chance of dying from heart disease or diabetes
- “Macho man” culture means men are less likely to talk about physical and mental health
Much of this is preventable with lifestyle changes and open communication. Opening this conversation is why we drive.
FOR FUN. FOR AWARENESS. FOR A CAUSE.
All proceeds of the Drive for Men’s Health will help support genetic research in men’s health conditions and will support education scholarships for future innovators at our partner institution, Florida Polytechnic University. Help us raise funds to create a better tomorrow for men and for our future engineers, doctors and scientists at Florida Polytechnic University.