Join us as we support fellow University of Michigan Club of Central Florida member Sijo Parekattil, MD at the kick-off event in his quest to start a conversation about Men’s Health and set a Guinness World Record. We’ll have a table set up at the event and hope you can stop by in support of this great cause! Also… please note that the car will be sporting our U of M Club of Central Florida logo… so bring your camera and take a photo with the car!!
The University of Michigan wrote a nice piece a while back.
Sijo Parekattil is a urologist. That can mean that sometimes his patients are less than excited to come in for an appointment.To raise awareness, Sijo and his business partner are driving from Florida to New York in a Tesla Model S, a fully-electric luxury sedan. With a a goal of driving 1,130 miles in 23 hours, Sijo hopes to set a Guinness World Record. To be fair, there is no standing record for this-but it’s still cool. So where does men’s health fit in?
Drive 4 Mens Health
Thursday, June 12th – 7:30am – 8:30am
South Lake Hospital (front parking lot)
1900 Don Wickham Dr., Clermont, FL 34711
Throughout his journey, Sijo will stop nine times to recharge his car. These stops will feature prominent speakers in men’s health-more than 40 speakers from institutions all over the world. Experts from France and Brazil will be doing webcasts.
They have a mobile studio and two camera crews are joining them. They will be demostrating new technology. A 3:00 a.m. stop in Maryland will see a group of his patients joining him. There’s a car show prior to the start of the drive. A movie will be made of the experience.
Often times, female health issues do not have the same stigma attached to them. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a common sight to see football players sporting pink in support. Why are male issues often swept under the rug?
“Women are twice as likely to see a doctor about medical issues. Men in general feel uncomfortable about talking to a doctor about medical issues. When the government came out with guidelines to stop doing PSA screenings, you didn’t see thousands of men in the streets screaming ‘We want our rectal exams.’ So it’s probably because of our personal biases.”
Kick-off event schedule:
Car Show & Patient testimonials/discussion,
University of Michigan, Central Florida Club Meet & Greet
South Lake Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet
Multiple Tesla Model S cars, Dodge Viper, Multiple Nissan Leafs, BMW M5, Multiple Maseratis, Multiple Chevy Volt Cars, Bentley Continental GTC, Ferrari 575 Maranello, 73 Couger XR3 Convertible, Datsun 1972 240z, BMW X5, Porsche 911S, Mercedes SL 550, Ferrari 430, Audi R8, 1970 Red Mercedes 4-Door, Police Dodge Charger, Toyota Prius, Lamborghini, Aston Martin Virage, Dodge Truck, 2002 Audi TT Le Manz, Lamborghini Gallardo, Bentley Continental GT,
Honda VTX 1800 custom, Harley-Davidson, Police Harley-Davidson
Introduction & Welcome
Sean Parks – Lake County Commissioner
Welcome from the City of Clermont: Presentation of Gift from City of Clermont to City of New York
Darren Gray – City Manager on Behalf of the Mayor of Clermont
The Future of men?s health & South Lake Hospital
Paul Johns – Chief Operating Officer, South Lake Hospital, Clermont, FL
Florida Polytechnic University & Future Perspectives
Ava L. Parker – Chief Operating Officer, Florida Polytechnic University
Novel developments in Men?s Health for Male Infertility & Chronic Testicular/Groin Pain
Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD & Sijo Parekattil, MD – The Pur Clinic, South Lake Hospital, Clermont, FL (urology)
The Clermont Police Department & Community Development
Chief Charles Broadway – City of Clermont Police Department
Ray San Fratello, President, South Lake Chamber & The South Lake Chamber
Chief Charles Broadway – Chief of Police, City of Clermont Police Department
Clermont Police Escort to Highway
indiegogo campaign: www.d4mh.com