A growing number of men living in the Tampa Bay area don't have access to regular health care screenings and services. The reasons are numerous: lack of insurance, awareness, access to doctors, etc.
To combat this Moffitt Cancer Center and nearly 80 other community organizations have partnered for the 17th annual Men’s Health Forum which offers free health screenings, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, HIV/AIDS, skin cancer and more, to men who are 18 years and older and uninsured, underinsured, or do not have a regular health care provider.
The forum will also provide health education workshops, fitness demonstrations and more than 50 community support services exhibitors.
Admission and parking are free. Breakfast and lunch are available while supplies last.
Baseball legend Ken Griffey Sr., a spokesman for Bayer’s Men Who Speak Up program, is scheduled to appear. As a survivor who lost four uncles to the disease and whose brother was recently diagnosed, speaking up about advanced prostate cancer means a lot to Griffey personally. Griffey is encouraging men with advanced prostate cancer to talk to their doctor about symptoms, like fatigue or difficulty doing normal activities, that could mean the disease
is getting worse.
Hillsborough County commissioners and cancer survivors Les Miller and Mike Suarez will also be in attendance. Miller, who beat kidney and prostate cancer with the help of Moffitt, is scheduled to make opening statements.
The Men’s Health Forum is a bilingual event held in English and Spanish with Haitian Creole speaking volunteers also available on site.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
• Registration & check in opens at 8 a.m.
• Free breakfast: 8 – 10 a.m. (men only)
• Free lunch: Noon – 1 p.m. (men only)
• Prostate cancer workshops: Every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 2 p.m. (offered in English and Spanish)
• Testing: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Testing lines close at 2 p.m.
• Exhibits: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center, USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL. 33620.
Enter campus near East Fletcher Ave. and USF Palm Drive, between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and N. 46th Street.
REGISTER: Visit www.MHFTampa.com or call 1-888-663-3488
Sponsors include Moffitt Cancer Center, The Wawa Foundation, New York Yankees, HART, Genesis 680 AM, Tampa General Hospital, and Florida Blue.