The 14th annual event offers free health screens to attendees to detect diseases like prostate cancer, hypertension, heart disease, Sickle Cell Disease, and much more.

In 2015, the event had 1,250 attendees. This year, Cleveland Clinic staff are hoping to see at least 2,000 people.

“The first year we had 35 men, which I thought was a good turnout at the time. But the last several years, we’ve had over a thousand,” said Dr. Charles Modlin, Founder and Director of the Minority Men’s Health Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

He added, “We’re going to have over 450 volunteers, employees, doctors, nurses, and other individuals coming together.”

The event was started by Dr. Modlin in 2003 to help minorities address health special health concerns, especially in male populations. He believes giving minority men an event designed for them, they are more likely to participate.

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