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  • IPFW Students, Faculty, and Staff to Help with 2013 Black Barbershop Outreach in Fort Wayne
For Immediate Release
April 11, 2013

IPFW Students, Faculty, and Staff to Help with 2013 Black Barbershop Outreach in Fort Wayne

Key Info

  • 3rd Annual Black Barbershop Health Outreach program
  • Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 10 local barbershops
  • IPFW nursing students give health screenings

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Third Annual Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program takes place this Saturday, April 13, in ten Fort Wayne barbershops. The program began as a grassroots effort to bring health screenings and information to African American men in a place where they feel comfortable—their local barbershops.

This year, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) community/public health nursing students will be conducting free blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol screenings and offering free information on prostate health at five of the participating barbershops. The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Organizers will hold a news conference 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the Unique Touch Barbershop at 3416 Paulding Road, where Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is scheduled to issue a proclamation.

Barbershops taking part in the program: (IPFW students will be at those marked with *)

  • Apage Kutz, 2309 Spy Run Ave.
  • Unique Touch, 3416 Paulding Rd. *
  • Optimistic's, 3415 Warsaw St. *
  • Jesse & Sons, 1401 S. Hanna St. *
  • King's Barbershop, 1716 E. Pontiac St.
  • Jerrell's Barbershop, 2104 S. Clinton St. *
  • Unity Barbershop, 921 E. Pontiac St.
  • Turn-N-Headz, 4234 Calhoun St.
  • Precision Cuts, 7504 S. Anthony St.
  • Qnic Cuts, 3205 Paulding Rd. *

For more information, contact Andre Patterson in the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at 260-481-0134 or 260-579-0809.

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