This will be SAMC's 22nd year offering this free community health fair for men and promoting prostate cancer awareness. We expect 500 – 600 participants to take advantage of the free screenings that will be offered.
Coach Andrews was a two sport star, football and baseball, at the University of Alabama from 1961-64. Coached by the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant, Andrews played on National Championship teams in 1961 and 1964. He earned second-team All-American honors as a wide receiver and defensive back. He also earned All-SEC honors on the baseball diamond. His senior year he was named the University of Alabama’s best all-around athlete. His coaching career includes stints as head coach at Livingston University (now University of West Alabama) and the University of North Alabama. While at Livingston University, Andrews won an NAIA National Championship.
He also made assistant coaching stops at Clemson University, University of Florida and the Arizona Wranglers of the USFL. In 1984, Andrews joined Bobby Bowden at Florida State University (FSU) as Defensive Coordinator. He spent 26 years at FSU and he was considered one of the top defensive minds in college football. He retired from FSU following the 2009 season and boasts two National Championships and 18 defensive first-round NFL draft picks. He is a member of the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
The SAMC Men’s Health Fair will offer a battery of free health screening tests for men. These include PSA, testosterone, vascular, cholesterol and thyroid, blood sugar, stroke assessment, vision testing, blood pressure, COPD and height, weight and body fat analysis.
Screenings are provided by representatives from SAMC, the Houston County Health Department and US-Too Prostate Cancer Support Group.
Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Wiregrass Food Bank.
Click here to view the flyer.