State Senator Ken Yager (center), R-Kingston, is presented with the Tennessee Men’s Health Network Man of the Year award from Board member George Bove (left) and Executive Director Mike Leventhal (right).

(NASHVILLE) Tennessee Men’s Health Network is pleased to announce Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has been named the organization’s 2022 Man of the Year.

“Senator Yager’s courageous battle against prostate cancer was followed by our organization”, says Mike Leventhal, Executive Director of Tennessee Men’s Health Network. “Senator Yager’s decision to discuss his treatments provides hope to those that are fighting cancer, becoming a strong advocate for men and their families to learn more about the dangers of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. His willingness to get the message out about regular physician visits and having proactive healthy habits will help save lives.”

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men.  Every two and a half minutes a man is diagnosed with the disease. Last year, over 288,000 men were diagnosed with this cancer, over 4,500 of those in Tennessee.  Approximately 34,700 men will lose their life due to prostate cancer this year, almost 600 in Tennessee.

Tennessee Men’s Health Network is an affiliate of Men’s Health Network headquartered in Washington, D.C. TMHN is classified as a nonprofit educational organization comprised of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals. TMHN is committed to improving the health and wellness of men through education campaigns, data collection and work with health providers to provide better programs and funding on men’s health needs. Additional questions or comments should be referred to info@menshealthnetwork, or by calling (865) 406-0129. Senator Ken Yager represents Senate District 12 comprised of Campbell, Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Roane and Scott Counties. He lives in Kingston.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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