100 Black Men Of Chattanooga To Host Free Health Screenings

Thursday, May 25, 2017

To celebrate June which is Men's Health Month the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga in partnership with the Tennessee Men's Health Network and Volkswagen Chattanooga will host its 22nd Annual Free Men's Health Screenings.

The screenings will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at Erlanger's  Southside Community Health Center and Thursday, June 1, at Dodson Ave. Community Health Center. The times each evening are 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"Originally started out to focus on prostate cancer, the screenings has evolved to include blood pressure, body mass index, HIV, STD, dental, vision, foot care and much more with an emphasis on preventative health. No insurance is necessary to participate and women are encourage to bring that special man in their life and is invited to participate in the educational sessions and many of the screenings" said Erskine Oglesby, president of the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga.

Follow-up services if needed will be provided by Erlanger's Dodson Avenue and Southside Community Health Centers.

There will also be food and door prizes each evening with a TV Raffle at the end of the screenings. You need not have be present to win the TV but must have  participated in the screenings on one of the evenings.

All are invited to take advantage of these totally free health screenings.

Support for this initiative is provided by the Erlanger Health System, CHI Memorial, Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Trust, Chattanooga Cares, Brewer Media, Hamilton County Health Department, First Tennessee Foundation, SunTrust Foundation, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Chattanooga News Chronicle.

For more information and to register contact Erskine Oglesby at 423 821-6700.

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