BALTIMORE – The American Cancer Society will host 2012 African American Men’s Health Conferences at two locations: June 9 at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue; and June 16 at Morgan State University in the Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the conferences running until noon. A continental breakfast will be served. Both events are free and open to the public.
Various health professionals will be on hand to conduct screenings. Exhibitors will provide information on numerous health topics including diabetes, heart disease and cancer – major killers of African American men. The events also feature educational sessions on key health topics, and serve as on open forum for African American men to discuss health needs.
“African American men are disproportionately impacted by a daunting array of diseases and health issues,” said Charles Jackson, Partnership Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “The Society’s conferences provide information and resources to help men get tools they need to lead longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives. We encourage African American men in the Baltimore area to attend the conferences and take advantage of the free health screenings and information offered.”
Conference Co-sponsors: The American Cancer Society in partnership with St. Agnes Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center and University of Maryland. For conference details and to register, visit cancerhealthforums.org, call toll free 1-800-787-4337 or call (410) 933-5124.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. For cancer news in your community, visit sacancernews.org.
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