Baltimore – May 12, 2015 – The men of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Pi Omega Chapter, will host its 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Screening and Community Wide Health Festival providing basic health services and information to the Matthew Henson community. The event is a joint partnership with Chesapeake Urology and will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00am-3:00pm.
In 2015, more than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 30,000 will die from the disease. African American men are 60% more likely than the rest of the population to develop prostate cancer. This is one of the few health fairs in the community designed to provide prostate cancer screenings, along with basic health service and information to underserved individuals living in the area.
The health fair, is free, open to the public, and will take place at the Omega Fraternity Center, 2003 Presbury Street. Vendors and information booths will be onsite, as well as free screenings for Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Body Mass Index, Bone Density, and HIV/AIDS to name a few. There will be activities for children, music, raffles and more! In addition, a FREE bag of groceries will be given to the first 100 men in the community who are screened for prostate cancer.
The health fair is a collaborative effort organized by the Men of Pi Omega Chapter, the Pi Omega Foundation, and Chesapeake Urology. Additional community partners include the Matthew Henson Neighborhood Association, MECU, Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation and the CHCDC Church Caucus to name a few.