Stepping Up To The Plate For Good Health

By Mike Dimmick

July 15, 2010 Updated Jun 10, 2008 at 8:08 PM CDT

It wasn't just fun at the old ballpark today at O'Brien Field. There was also a message for men to step up to the plate and take care of their health.

This is Men's Health Week in the state.

Representatives from the governor's office are hitting minor league ballparks across the state to remind men that many common health problems are preventable and treatable with early detection.

Today they pitched a healthy message at the home of the Peoria Chiefs.