Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) and Pasadena City College (PCC) will hold its 6th annual “Get Healthy Pasadena” 2016 health conference, offering free health screenings for men and women over 18, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pasadena City College.
The screenings will including prostate, diabetes, cholesterol, stroke, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), vision, hearing, dental, and much more. Those who receive at least six screenings will be provided a free lunch from some of the best restaurants in Pasadena.
Over the past five years, Get Healthy has screened over 8,000 people, many uninsured or underinsured. The event will also feature talks by health professionals on some of the most prevalent health issues of our time. Those who attend at least one seminar will receive one additional lunch ticket. There will also be live music, body massages, health and lifestyle products, exhibits by local organizations, and much more.
Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) is a nonprofit organization created by a group of men and directed to men. They are dedicated to raising the awareness, importance and understanding of men’s health issues. According to their website, “The goal at Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) is to provide men with an opportunity to make informed decisions about their health care choices.”
“Get Healthy Pasadena is the brainchild of developer Jim Morris, who is based in Northwest Pasadena,” said MEMAH President Justin Chapman.
“It’s interesting that in this day of so many medical advances,” Chapman continued, “that a lot of people still don’t have all the information that they need to live the healthiest life possible, and in certain categories like men over 50 having prostate checks, that is so important. That’s not something that is talked about enough or promoted enough. There is not enough awareness around that issue, so this event is a real benefit for the San Gabriel Valley community.”
Added Chapman, “This event is just a great way to get all these checks done in one place, in one day, and not have to worry about insurance companies.”
Dr. Ronald Loo, Urology, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, is just one of the featured speakers on Saturday, discussing the subject of prostate cancer.
Loo considers himself to be a native Southern Californian even though he was born in Yuma, Arizona. He attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies and for medical school. He completed his residency training in urology at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. His wife is a physician in the Los Alamitos area, while his daughters are in school.
Doctors from a number of local hospitals will also be participating in the day-long event.
“Get Healthy Pasadena” will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Pasadena City College, CC Building, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. More information is available at (626) 817-9499 or www.meneducatingmen.org.