TAMPA, Fla. — A growing number of men in the Tampa Bay area don’t have access to regular health care services. That’s why Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing free health screenings to the Jackson Heights NFL YET Center on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The Men’s Health Huddle will provide screenings and evaluations for qualifying men of all ages beginning at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.

“The Men’s Health Huddle is a unique opportunity for men in and around the Tampa Bay area to learn about cancer prevention and get appropriate screenings for a number of health-related issues,” said Kenisha Avery, manager of Moffitt’s Office of Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity. “It is a way for health care professionals to work directly with men who may otherwise not have access to quality health care.”

The Men’s Health Huddle is presented by Moffitt and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Educational sessions and screenings are available beginning at 11:30 a.m.

“This event also provides an excellent forum for our researchers to share work and opportunities to participate in research that addresses health disparities among Black men such as prostate cancer and multiple myeloma,” said Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, associate director for Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity.

Health screenings and evaluations include:

  • Blood Pressure
  • BMI
  • Cholesterol
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Dental exams
  • Diabetes
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Vision screenings

WHAT: Men’s Health Huddle
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
WHERE: Jackson Heights NFL YET Center, 3310 E. Lake Ave., Tampa

COST: Free

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 7,800 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube

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