Newswise — August 18, 2014 – Neptune, NJ – Jersey Shore University Medical Center will host a free men’s health breakfast, including health screenings and physician lectures, on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Initiated by Jersey Shore’s Community Advisory Committee – a volunteer advisory group – the men’s health breakfast is part of the Men’s Health Matters campaign, which educates and inspires men to take control of their health.

The program will feature lectures from Jersey Shore physicians who will discuss preventive health measures, as well as the latest advances and treatments in cardiology and prostate cancer. A host of free health screenings, including blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), stroke risk assessment and hearing will be available, along with educational displays.

Since 2011, the Men’s Health Matters program has enjoyed success in both the Manasquan and Asbury Park communities. Jersey Shore CAC Chairman Steve Bumbera comments, “The Community Advisory Committee at Jersey Shore is committed to making a difference in the communities served by the hospital. The breakfast events and screenings are steps towards helping local men live longer, healthier lives. The screenings and physician lectures encourage men to take a proactive, preventive health care approach, which can ultimately lead to improved health.”

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Location: First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan 16 Virginia AveManasquanRegister: Call 1-800-DOCTORS. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome

About Jersey Shore’s Community Advisory Committee:The CAC is committed to helping make a difference in the communities served by the hospital. From working to help eradicate prescription drug use in local high schools, addressing the teen suicide crisis; to educating the community about the importance of organ donation, and promoting men’s health issues, CAC members have stepped out of the conference room and into schools, churches and community centers and provided education and support to those in need.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:

Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit