On September 27th, locals came out to learn about common health conditions and diseases that face men and to find out how they can be prevented or treated. The West Side Men’s Health Fair was held at Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central in Chicago, from 8:30am – 1pm. The event began with a light breakfast provided by Loretto Hospital, then continued with a discussion with health experts. Attendees had the chance to submit their own questions and concerns.

A special thank you to our sponsors, as well as Reverend Jones with Fathers Who Care, and the talented marketing staff at Loretto Hospital. 



8:30 a.m. Guest Registration and Breakfast Begins
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Health Screenings, Resource Tables, and Vendor Visits
9:30 a.m. Welcome Message from Tesa Anewishki, Loretto Hospital
9:45 a.m. Message from Austin Weekly News
9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Message From Terry Dean about Colon Cancer/Men’s Health
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion Moderated by Rev. Walter Jones, Fathers Who Care
11:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Health Screenings, Resource Tables, and Vendor Visits

• Dr. Trilok Shah, Psychiatrist, Loretto Hospital Behavioral Health
• Jerome Phillips, Director, Loretto Hospital Behavioral Health
• Dr. Aziz Ahmed, Loretto Hospital, Cardiologist
• James Weatherly, the Prairie Group (County Care Enroller)
• Jason James, the Prairie Group (County Care Enroller)
• Al McKinnor, PHd, Prostate Cancer Survivor

There were also chair massages provided by Cloud 9 Sports & Therapeutic Massage (Angela D. Page), and Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings provided by Loretto Hospital Community Health Department, as well as tours of the hospital.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

The James D. Montgomery Men’s Health InitiativeSenator Kimberly LightfordState Representative Camille Y. LillyCongressman Danny K. DavisState Representative La Shawn FordAlderman Deborah Graham


Additional sponsors:

Larry Williams State FarmMark PedigoFathers Who Care • The Law Offices of Michael Radzilowsky • Boodle.comThe Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd.Hartgrove HospitalGarfield Park HospitalKingdom Community Inc.4Management

Photos courtesy of Bob Mead