New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center

Men's Health Program
June 23, 2007

On June 23, 2007, the African American Resource Center along with REACH 2010 at the Heart of New Orleans hosted a men's health program. Guests received information on a variety of illnesses that disproportionately affect African American men, had their blood pressure checked, talked to a Walgreens pharmacist and attended a book talk on cancer led by the authors of the book, You Have Cancer. Counselors from Louisiana Spirit were also on hand to talk about stress and health facilities available in the state. Members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity served as core volunteers for the program.

Mr. Benjamine Priestley (left), who would later participate in the discussion on being a cancer survivor, arrives at the program as volunteer Dr. G. Jeannette Hodge, CEO of the Black Arts National Diaspora museum, (center) greets guests attending the health program.

Mr. Matthew Wilson (l) chats with noted musician Mr. Harold Baptiste (r) about the day's activities as Dr. Cheryl Taylor , Director of REACH 2010 (c) looks on.

Volunteers from Louisiana Spirit were on hand to offer tips on dealing with stress and other useful health information.

Men (and little men) of Omega Psi Phi fraternity participated in and served as volunteers for the day's event.

Walgreens Pharmacist Michelle Coulon distributed health aids to guests and answered their questions concerning medicines and other pharmaceutical concerns.

Dr. Cheryl Taylor talks to a colleague during the day's acitivities.

Mr. Ronald Bazile (2nd from left) Mr. Benjamin Priestley (right) and Mr. Preston Edwards (right, front) discuss cancer concerns and their book You Have Cancer along with Mrs. Joyce Brossett, widow of co-author, Mr. Ellis Brossett.

Mr. Preston Edwards, co-author of the book, You Have Cancer, talks to a WDSU-TV 6 reporter before the discussion on surviving cancer began.

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