Amerigroup Louisiana, 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Bring Keeping Your Health 100 to Baton Rouge on June 21

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings, Ask An Expert and More

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What:

In partnership with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Amerigroup Louisiana is sponsoring "Keeping Your Health 100" to celebrate Men's Health month. The event will feature free prostate screenings, ask an expert segment with Dr. Lance LaMotte, Educational materials and food and drinks.

When:

June 21, 2014

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where:

2050 North Foster Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA

About Amerigroup Louisiana

Amerigroup Louisiana helps improve health care access and quality for more than 127,000 low-income Louisiana citizens by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Louisiana provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

About 100 Black Men

The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, LTD. is a non-profit organization through which African-American males step forward and assume roles of community leadership, responsibility and guidance. We are guided by our "Four For The Future" signature program, which seeks to have a positive impact on the lives of children in the Baton Rouge Area; especially African American Males. The four areas are Mentoring, Education, Economic Development and Health and Wellness.

About Mary Bird Perkins

Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center brings free cancer screenings to southeast Louisiana each year. This effort has been underway since 2002, when the early detection program began. With our mobile medical clinic, the Early Bird, we offer these screenings to participants at times and locations convenient to them.

Sponsor Quotes:

"Amerigroup Louisiana is proud to be partnering with two dedicated community partners, the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center to help raise awareness and improve the health outcomes of Louisiana citizens,” said Sonya Nelson, Amerigroup Louisiana plan president.

“When the opportunity presented itself to partner with Amerigroup Louisiana and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center-Our Lady of the Lake, to celebrate Men’s Health month, we seized the moment knowing that we have joined two community driven companies that continue to work towards improving the health of Louisiana citizens,” said Michael Victorian, president, 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

“We’re pleased to be a part of this important community event,” said Renea Duffin,Vice-President, Cancer Support and Outreach at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. “Many men’s lives have been saved due to prostate cancer screenings and we are glad to help increase awareness of this disease in the community.”

Contacts

for Amerigroup
Cindy Wakefield, 404-788-8957 (cell)
cindy.wakefield@wellpoint.com

Release Summary

Amerigroup Louisiana is sponsoring "Keeping Your Health 100" to celebrate Men's Health month, featuring free prostate screenings, ask an expert segment, Educational materials and food and drinks.

Contacts

for Amerigroup
Cindy Wakefield, 404-788-8957 (cell)
cindy.wakefield@wellpoint.com