COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – This week is Black Men’s Health Week, and to kick off the events, dozens of people gathered in the city of Grace for a worship service on Sunday.
The service was a high-energy, impactful service brought to the community by the African American Men’s Welfare Agency (AAMWA).
The agency will host various events throughout the week, offering a variety of free health screenings.
Agency Vice President Kenny Hampton said the group chose to kick off this week’s events with a worship service to uplift and energize the community.
AAMWA hopes to screen thousands of men this week and raise awareness to close the gap in health care.
“There’s a gap that exists now with African-American men leaving here at 67 and our counterparts at 79,” Hampton said. “So while we’re doing that, we want to make sure we’re spirit, mind and body, all those things this week to help influence our men.”
For more on this week’s events, all leading up to Saturday’s African American Men’s Health Walk, click here.
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