Portage Health to host men’s tune-up

HANCOCK – Portage Health is holding its fourth annual Men’s Health Tune-Up. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hancock High School.

The event is for men only and will give them a chance to learn about their health and get some testing done.

Portage Health community organizer and event coordinator Angela Luskin said the event allows men to get screenings that should be done annually for only $25.

Among the screenings are cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood glucose, bone density, blood pressure and skin cancer checks.

“The screenings are very important to have done,” Luskin said.

In addition to the screenings, there will be many presentations and breakout sessions from many different physicians.

Included in the event is a breakfast and wild game lunch, featuring elk, boar and Alaskan salmon.

“A lot of great things will be happening on Saturday,” Luskin said.

Over the years the event has proven to be quite successful. That success has forced the event to move to a bigger location than its previous location.

While this event is for men only, there will be another event in April that is just for women.

Luskin said the event is a great opportunity for men to come out and learn about their health, especially if they do not have health insurance or if they have a high deductible.

“This allows them to get those screenings they should have done annually for only $25,” Luksin said. “That’s a steal of a deal.”

Luskin said she also thinks it’s important for men to come together, whether it be fathers, sons, brothers or a group of friends.

“It’s a fun environment to learn about your health and to learn some new things about healthy cooking,” Luskin said. “It’s a great day to come out and learn something new but in a fun and relaxed environment.”

About 140 people have already registered for the event and today is the last day to register. Registration at the door will not be allowed.

Those interested can register by calling Portage Health at 483-1153. The deadline for registration today is 4 p.m.

Registration can also be done online at portagehealth.org/menshealth.

Online registration ends at noon today.

A “Heart Health by the Numbers” event will be held in February, Luskin said.