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Local & Regional News
Fri March 21, 2014
UAMS Students Hosting Free Health Screening For Men
A free wellness event offering men’s health related services, like blood pressure checks, glucose, cholesterol, dental and testosterone screenings, is scheduled for Saturday.
The UAMS student-led clinic, the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, is hosting the event.
Rachel Stamp-Siegfried, a student of the UAMS College of Medicine, said this is the first time that they are holding the event, which is titled “March Man-ness.”
The idea, she said, started with five students in November.
“They decided to have a fundraiser and organize all these events,” Stamp-Siegfried said.
“They ended up raising $2,000 and they donated it to the center with the hopes that we would host a free men’s health event. So that’s basically what happened. This is a student led clinic and the fact that students felt so strongly about this, that was one of the main reasons.”
Stamp-Siegfried said organizers hope to serve 300- 500 people. She said although it focuses on men's health, women are also invited to attend.
“This is just a great opportunity to reach out to the community because this is a free clinic,” Stamp-Siegfried said.
March Man-ness will take place on Saturday, March 22, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A panel of health-care professionals including doctors, dentists and pharmacists are expected to be available to answer health questions.