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Phil Hansen, a former defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, will be the featured speaker at Men’s Night in Perham on April 1. Submitted photo

Perham Health to host first Men’s Night: Former Buffalo Bills player to be featured speaker

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Perham Health to host first Men’s Night: Former Buffalo Bills player to be featured speaker
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Perham Health will host its first Men’s Night on Tuesday, April 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. at The Cactus in Perham.

The event is free and will feature experts on a variety of health topics specific to men. All area men are encouraged to attend.


Screenings for cholesterol will be offered, along with blood pressure checks and body composition analysis from 5-6 p.m.

Perham Health professionals will provide information on a host of topics, such as heart attack and stroke awareness and prevention, acupuncture, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy, and My Chart – an electronic connection to medical records.

Relax with a chair massage offered by Perham Health massage therapists, and enjoy a light meal.

Dr. Nick Esala, Perham Health Family Medicine/ Sports Medicine, will speak at 6 p.m. about the everyday competitor in all of us. Whether it’s a pick-up game of basketball, preparing for the golf season or training for a marathon, Esala will provide tips on how to avoid injury.

The evening will culminate with guest speaker, Phil Hansen, a North Dakota native and North Dakota State University All-American, who helped bring home three national football championships for the Bison. Drafted in the second round in 1991, Hansen went on to play 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills as a defensive end.

Hansen ranks second in the Bill’s All-Time Sack Leaders stats, with 61.5 sacks, and served as a captain for five years. He started 148 out of 156 regular games and played in three Super Bowls.

The values that guide Hansen’s life provide the themes for his presentation – sportsmanship, fitness, concern for others, hard work, and positive attitude. He will speak from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Men’s Night is sponsored by the Perham Health Foundation and Sanford Health. For more information or to register, call 347-1640 or email