Last night was the world’s first annual “Men’s Health Night,” coordinated through the efforts of Malecare . Families across America and around the world lit blue lights in their houses and elsewhere “to honor the men we love, those who are living and those who we wish were still with us.”
In one of the more striking images in support of this first Men’s Health Night, Malecare managed to persuade Brooklyn City Hall in New York to light itself blue for the evening, as shown below.
(Please take note President Obama.) We’ll be having another go at getting the White House to “go blue” next year!
At a somewhat less structurally colossal level, one well-known prostate cancer advocate in addition to the blue light inside his house decided that it would be a good idea to light up the interior of his 1981 Eldorado Convertible by using a blue ashtray light. We’re not sure whether this really counts or not. It’s a least as valid a statement as growing a mustache for a month! And if it only reminds people that smoking is not such a great health idea …
The biggest success was probably in uptown Charlotte in North Carolina, where several of the local skyscrapers “went blue” for most of the week (including the new Duke Energy building, shown on the right in the image below).
Congratulations to Malecare for getting Men’s Health Night off the ground and into people’s consciousnesses. For more information about Men’s Health Night you can just go to www.menshealthnight.org.