Minority Health Month activities are announced

Students of Eastern Gateway Community College’s cultural diversity group hosted a recent meeting for the Minority Health Month planning team. The team consists of grant coordinator Angela Suggs; lupus coordinator Virginia Whatley; senior expo coordinator Liz Smith; and Cynthia Smith, NCDC director for Urban Mission Ministries. The students will be volunteering at each of the communities events.

Minority health month events include:

— THURSDAY: A women’s talk show will be held at Eastern Gateway Community College. The title is “The 3 A’s We Don’t Talk About: Asthma, Alzheimer’s, AIDS.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Talk show host Shelby Zaratoney will guests, including Carletta Williams, Connie Vinson and Torchee Smith.

— APRIL 19: A men’s health breakfast will get under way at 9 a.m. at Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville. “Early Detection Saves Lives” will be the theme. The men-only event will feature health stories shared by preachers Michael Harrison, Maurice Lawson and Ernest Ellis with Wilkes Kinney of the Ohio County Health Board as program facilitator.

— APRIL 22: A free prostate screening to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, 3204 Johnson Road, Steubenville. Participation is limited to 50 men who must pre-register by Friday by calling (740) 282-8010.

— APRIL 29: A senior health expo will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the JFK Building on North Sixth Street, Steubenville. It will involve information, presentations and entertainment. Liz Smith is the program organizer and can be contacted at (740) 282-7746 for details.