Saturday, September 28th was an incredible day in Harlem at Salem United Methodist Church, where Man Cave Health & Cancer ABC’s partnered with many other wonderful organizations to shine a spotlight on the importance of men’s health. OPKO Health/Bioreference Laboratories provided 302 men with PSA tests at no cost. BOOM! Health provided 25 free HIV tests and Hep C tests, and well as extensive HIV prevention education materials. Drs. Reddy & Dovi from The Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Health System spent the day with us answering questions and addressing any concerns people had, and a team of nurses from Mount Sinai provided free blood pressure checks for everyone in attendance. Dr. Hal Abramson performed free diabetic foot check-ups. Wendy Liebowitz, MPh, PhD performed depression, anxiety and substance abuse screenings.
Ray Mercer, 1988 Olympic Gold Medal Boxer & former heavyweight contender and Tony Richardson, former Fullback for the Jets greeted the crowd and signed autographs.
There were six education sessions with Q & A open to the community:
Healthy Eating with a Plant-Based Diet – Stephanie Rort, RD, CDN Oncology Nutritionist
Colon Cancer in the African American Community – Joan Culpepper-Morgan, MD Chief of Gastroenterology, Harlem Hospital
Anxiety & Your Health – How to Reduce Your Anxiety – Wendy Liebowitz, MPh, PhD
Brother to Brother Prostate Cancer Support Group – Paul Covington, founder
Latest & Greatest in Prostate Cancer Treatment for African American Men – Lewis Kampel, MD The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care & Prevention
You & Your Medical Team – Getting the Best Care – Joel T Nowak, MA, MSW Cancer ABC’s
Between each of these sessions, Harlem-based fashion designers showcased their latest designs in shows produced by Daryl Miles. The designers were: Larry Underwood, Evetta Petty, Jewell Shannon, Michael Leon, Christian Ruart, John Ashford, Harlem Underground, and Franklin Rowe.
And we are grateful to our sponsors, whose generous support made this event a huge success!