TCL PILAU program to present Men’s Health Expo
The Technical College of the Lowcountry PILAU program will host a Men’s Health Expo at the TCL Beaufort Campus from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 13. The event is open to the public.
Participants will learn more about the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and more. The ACCESS Network will provide information on HIV/AIDs awareness, and the Together for Beaufort – Access Health Lowcountry Network will share info about health insurance options. In addition, Dr. Edward McNeil will speak on “Uncovering Myths of Men’s Health.” The Beaufort Memorial Hospital Chip Mobile will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; free skin cancer screenings (if available), and cholesterol and prostate tests and $10 each.
“The idea for this event was a result of the recognition that health issues can often be a barrier for educational success,” PILAU Program Director Gloria Singleton said. “Lack of access to health care and lack of awareness about these diseases can hinder achievement in education and employment.”
For more information, please contact PILAU at 843.470.6040.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Morning Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Refreshments/Meet the Speaker
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
• “Uncovering the Myths of Men’s Health” Featuring Dr. Edward McNeil (Auditorium)
• ACCESS Network: HIV/AIDS Awareness (Building 12 Lobby)
• Together for Beaufort—Access Health Lowcountry Network: Learn about Low Cost Health Insurance (Building 12 Lobby)
• Beaufort Memorial Hospital Chip Mobile (Outside, Parking Lot):
- Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar checks (FREE)
- Skin Cancer screenings (FREE, if available)
- Lipid (cholesterol) and PSA (Prostate) tests @ $10.00/each
PILAU (Promoting Integrity, Leadership, Academics and cultural Understanding), named after a popular Lowcountry rice dish, is a federally funded program designed to improve the educational outcomes of African-American men enrolled in the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL). The program creates a learning community that supports academic success, progression, persistence and completion outcomes. PILAU offers intensive academic interventions to ensure students’ success in securing an associate degree through full-time enrollment at TCL. Participants develop leadership skills, successfully complete courses, enhance self-esteem and pride, and gain a better cultural understanding of Gullah and area communities. Additionally, PILAU has piloted a learning program to immerse participants in the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.tcl.edu/pilau.
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