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Recently, The Boston Globe published an article with a pretty shocking headline… “The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.”

Work and family take precedence as we age, and maintaining friendships becomes more of an option than a necessity. The weekend trips, grabbing a beer after work, and football tailgates fade away just gradually enough that we don’t realize it. Without strong friendships, men’s health suffers. According to the article, loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke and the progression of Alzheimer’s. One study found that it can be as much of a long-term risk factor as smoking.

It’s not too late to turn it around… we’re here for each other.

Thanks to Lambda Iota Chapter, you have many friends—brothers, in fact—with whom you already share common bonds. Being a member of FIJI is a lifelong privilege, so take advantage of your membership. Reconnect with brothers, revitalize your friendships. Come to an event, check out headquarters events in your area, or use our online directory to look up that brother you haven’t talked to in years. Get. In. Touch. Don’t wait. Do it now. Thanks to the generosity of our graduate network, the tools you need are all right here.

And remember, our graduate network can only survive if we have loyal support from our graduates. Your annual gift helps fund our communications programs and networking tools available to you, like our website. If you haven't made your gift yet this year, please donate today to ensure our program lives on to serve you and your fellow brothers!

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