June is Men’s Health Month, and to encourage men to talk about health, Second Baptist Church and the Cancer Health Disparities Initiative of the UW Carbone Cancer Center will host a free event focusing on cancer prevention and good mental health skills.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at Second Baptist Church, located at 4303 Britta Pkwy. in Madison.
Registration will take place on site from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and the morning includes breakfast.
Dr. Tracy Downs, professor of urology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will speak on the importance of screening and early detection of cancers such as prostate cancer. Downs is a surgeon and urologic oncologist.
Dr. Logan Edwards, assistant professor of health education at the UW-Whitewater, will lead the discussion about mental health strengths and skills. Joshua Wright, community project coordinator for the Cancer Health Disparities Initiative, will present on cancer prevention and trends in cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin.
The U.S. Office of Minority Health dedicates the month of June to spread awareness about men’s health by promoting early detection, treatment of disease and injuries, and preventive care.