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Men’s Health Fair

Jan 20, 2018

The African American Men’s Health Fair

Offering Free Health Screenings at Muskegon Heights High School

Muskegon, MI- On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Health Project’s Community Outreach team will be hosting its 17th Annual African American Men’s Health Fair. The event will offer free health screenings for chronic illnesses. Our focus is on African American males ages 30 years and older, but everyone is welcome to attend.

African American men have the highest prostate cancer rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. This is due to the lack of participation in screening, knowledge of the disease, health beliefs, barriers, and relationships with primary healthcare providers. Men’s Health Coordinator, Ivory Morris, stated, “This is a perfect opportunity for African American men to come out and get tested. It is absolutely Free!”

Many screenings are available; such as, diabetes, prostate cancer, cholesterol, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, healthy breathing test, and many more.

What: African American Men’s Health Fair

Where:  Muskegon Heights High School, 2441 Sanford St, Muskegon Heights, MI

When: Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The first 100 men who finish all screening areas will receive a free ticket to the Muskegon Heights vs. Benton Harbor Tigers High School Basketball Game that night. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mimi Rankin at (231) 578-2099 or

A special thank you to our sponsors: Hackley Community Care, Muskegon Family Care, Walmart Vision Center, Mercy Health and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

About the Muskegon Community Health Project:  The Health Project, the Community Benefit Ministry of Mercy Health Muskegon, is an inclusive, community-based, decision-making, non-profit agency committed to improving the health of the community and the delivery of health care in Muskegon County and the surrounding West Michigan region. For more information about the Health Project, please give us a call at 231-672-3201 or visit


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