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Atlanta City Council Members Andrea Boone and Michael Julian Bond to Attend Annual CHAMPS Men’s Health Event

Post Date:09/06/2019 2:02 PM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

CONTACT:
Michael Ulmer, Communications Specialist
Office: (404) 330-6056
Mobile: (470) 825-5250
mmulmer@atlantaga.gov

September 6, 2019 

Atlanta City Council Members Andrea Boone and Michael Julian Bond to Attend Annual CHAMPS Men’s Health Event 

ATLANTA — District 10 Council member Andrea Boone and Post 1 At Large Council member Michael Julian Bond will attend the 2019 Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit (CHAMPS) event taking place Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. inside the Epps Gymnasium at Clark Atlanta University, 650 Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public.

The annual summit features a variety of free health screenings, including prostate and colorectal exams, cholesterol and blood pressure checks, HIV/AIDS testing, and dental, eye and ear exams. The summit will also include presentations from physicians, health exhibits, and disease counseling. Mental health experts will also be on site. Additionally, the event will feature a clothing bank and barbers providing free haircuts.

“As the representative of District 10, I am humbled that CHAMPS and its group of compassionate professionals will once again provide their services to the community and to all others who take advantage of this opportunity,” Boone said. “The essential screenings and other health-related services provided at the summit could change the course of someone’s life.”

Founded by physicians James Bennett and Jean Bonhomme, CHAMPS is an organization whose mission is to improve men’s health through education, screenings, referral options, and advocacy efforts related to identifying health risks and taking early action to reduce those risks.

Saturday’s event represents the collective effort of a group of health and wellness professionals ranging from nurses and physicians to nutritionists and personal trainers. All are offering their services free of charge to hundreds of people in the community. This event will help service members of the community who otherwise might not have access to these essential health services and aims to provide help and life-saving information for those who often need it the most.

About Atlanta City Council

The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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