Free Community Event Aims to Educate Men on Health Issues, Prevention and More
Activities include fitness and food demonstrations, classic cars, prizes and freebies
UNC REX Cancer Care of East Raleigh will hold a free community health event aimed at educating men about important health issues in a fun and friendly environment. Interactive stations and activities will offer education on heart health, diabetes, cancer prevention and more, especially for men at higher risk for disease because of age, family history, demographics and other factors.
The event will include:
- Chef demonstrations of heart healthy recipes
- Fitness demonstrations
- Sports talk with Reese and KMac, the on-air personalities who host The Sports Shop radio show on the Buzz sports radio
- Interactive DJ and classic tunes
- Giveaways and prizes
- A collection of restored classic cars on display, courtesy of the Capital City Cruisers car club
Saturday, Sept. 24
9 a.m. - noon
UNC REX Cancer Care of East Raleigh
117 Sunnybrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
Oncologists, nurse navigators and other clinicians from UNC REX Cancer Care will offer interactive health education and prevention tips. Also, volunteers from Brothers and Sisters, a group of health advocates that includes many cancer survivors, will discuss the importance of making healthy choices and early detection of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. The North Carolina Minority Prostate Cancer Awareness Action Team will also be on hand to answer questions. Dr. Pete Hoffman, Jr., medical director of UNC REX Cancer Care of East Raleigh, and others will be available for media interviews.
Heart disease, diabetes, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer are all prevalent disorders among men, many of which are preventable or more easily treatable with early detection. This free community health event aims to feature fun and interactive stations and activities to educate area men about the importance of prevention and regular screening to prevent these common diseases.
The classic cars on display are meant to represent our bodies. To continue running, cars need frequent oil changes, checkups and screenings. Similarly our bodies need fuel (healthy food), health screenings and regular care to remain healthy.