Brewers Health Initiative Brings Free Men’s Health Screenings During GABF
Besides checking out some of America’s best craft beers, men in Denver during this year’s Great American Beer Festival® can take a step to protect their health.
Sponsored by Pints for Prostates, the third annual Brewers Health Initiative will take place from Oct. 3-6 at three different beer-centric locations around Denver, offering brewers, craft beer fans and Denver residents a free men’s health screening. The Brewers Health Initiative is designed to reach men through the universal language of beer, giving them a quick and easy way to know some important health-related numbers.
Pints for Prostates is collaborating with Colorado-based Prostate Conditions Education Council on the Brewers Health Initiative. This year’s screening program honors the memory of Harry Little of California, who passed away from prostate cancer earlier this year. The Little family are long-time Pints for Prostates supporters and Harry’s son, Chad Little, serves on the Pints for Prostates Board of Directors.
“My Dad’s diagnosis was the impetus for me to get involved as a volunteer to fight prostate cancer,” said Chad Little. “He battled the disease for 11 years and he’d be happy to know his brave fight is serving as a rallying cry for guys to take charge of their health.”
“The Brewers Health Initiative has provided hundreds of men with free health screenings during the last two years during the GABF,” said Rick Lyke, Founder of Pints for Prostates. “Men tend to avoid doctor visits for routine check-ups. This effort brings important health screening tests right to the guys in an easy to access environment.”
As part of the program, a team of healthcare professionals from the Prostate Conditions Education Council will administer a simple blood test taking less than 10 minutes to screen for prostate specific antigen, glucose, lipids and testosterone levels. Participants will receive a confidential report sent directly to them after the event that they can review with their doctor. The free blood tests being administered have a value of $700 and scan for several important male health issues.
“We urge all 40-plus year old guys in Denver for GABF to take advantage of this awesome opportunity for a free men’s health screening. This is a chance to be proactive about your health and it only takes 10 minutes,” said Renee Savickas, Vice President and Director of Early Detection and Awareness Programs at the Prostate Conditions Education Council. “The reports men receive from the blood test are a snapshot of some key health indicators and can help guys spot potential issues.”
Brewers Health Initiative locations and times include:
- Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 4-7 p.m. at the BeerRun GABF Finish Line Festival at the Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake St.
- Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3-6 p.m. at the Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St.
- Thursday, Oct. 5 from 3-6 p.m. at the Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St.
- Friday, Oct. 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX at the McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the group’s awareness mission and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostate cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council.
About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 161,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2017 in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).
Company: Pints for Prostates
Contact: Rick Lyke