On Saturday, April 27, 2013, at North Division High School, 1011 W Center Street during the Sankofa Health Forum, the American Cancer Society and Brain Brawn & Body present Brother to Brother: A Conversation About Your Health.
Brother to Brother will feature three healthcare professionals, City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker; George Hinton, President of the Hinton Group LLC, a healthcare consulting firm; and Dr. Marc Kennedy, Gastroenterologist, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Inc. The session will be moderated by Eric Von, founder of Brain Brawn & Body.
The two hour open forum will focus on the overall state of health of African American men in the city; the devastating impact of health disparities; and one of the major contributing factors in the declining health rate for Black men, colorectal cancer.
Michelle Hinton, Director of Community Partnerships for the American Cancer Society said, “We are at a critical time in the fight to improve the health of the Black community.
The American Cancer Society believes that there must be a greater flow of information and increased awareness if this battle is to be won. Brother to Brother provides the perfect opportunity, and Sankofa is the right venue to begin a dialogue between men in this community and healthcare professionals about this critical issue.”
This is the ninth annual Sankofa event and organizers are anticipating the largest turnout ever for the event. Doors open at 7:00 am with registration and a free continental breakfast. Booths featuring a battery of health screenings, plenary sessions led by healthcare professionals; an anti-smoking spoken word contest for teens and an address on the Affordable Care Act by the Midwest Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kenneth Munson will highlight the day.