On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the Austin Weekly News’ networking group West Side Men hosted their 2nd Annual Free Men’s Health Fair from 11am-2pm at Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central in Chicago. Reverend Walter Jones of Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders acted as Moderator. Guests heard presentations and got the chance to ask questions of the experts.

The event included complimentary lunch provided by Loretto Hospital, free Glucose Screenings, Blood Pressure Screenings, Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Tests (PSA is the protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The blood level of PSA is often elevated in men with prostate cancer), Meningitis Vaccines, and even massages.

The Health Fair was supported by Fathers Who Care, The James D. Montgomery Men’s Health Initiative, State Representative of the 78th District Camille Lilly, Congressman Danny K. Davis, State Representative of the 8th District La Shawn K. Ford and Senator Kimberly Lightford.

Photography by Bob Mead, Mead Communications

 
 
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4554 Angela Walker, the Community Relations Manager for Loretto Hospital, welcomes attendees to the Health Fair
 
4583 Zora Thomas with Western & Southern Life Insurance speaks
 
4555 Rev. Jones (right) with Commander Dwayne Betts of the 15th District Chicago Police Department who gave a presentation on “The Importance of Being Engaged in Your Community”
 
4632 Ron Milner, founder and President of GoBoodle.com, gave a presentation on “Building Wealth” and talked about his company, a financial members-only website dedicated to helping ordinary people learn how to create, manage, and grow their own mutual fund portfolio
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4645 After the presentations, guests had the chance to ask questions of the panelists
4614 Costco was one of the vendors and offered attendees great deals on memberships, as well as information on their Pharmacy and Eye Care services
 
4544 A representative from Oak Street Health talks with a guest about the services they offer
 
4612 In addition to local men, women and families also attended the fair to gather information on common men’s health concerns and to talk with vendors
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