In November of 2018, CHAMPS launched a new form of outreach. “What’s Up Down There,” a play written by the award-winning playwright Janece Shaffer and created by Tony Award -winner Kenny Leon, is based on the real-life stories of prostate cancer survivors. The reading was a huge success and the play was well received by an audience who took turns chuckling and weeping as they witnessed the ups and downs of living with the illness. In 2019, CHAMPS is offering the play again in Atlanta, but we are also taking it on the road. Watch the video for a glimpse of the pre-play VIP reception and the reading – and stay tuned to the website for tickets to this year’s play!
What's Up Down There?
The biggest event of the year for CHAMPS is the Community Health and Men’s Promotion Summit, which takes place at Clark Atlanta University every September. The event is a huge collective effort and pulls together a group of health and wellness professionals, from nurses and physicians to nutritionists and personal trainers, who come offer their services to hundreds of people in the community, free of charge. This event services the community members who might not otherwise have access to these essential health services, and provides help and life- saving information for those who often need it the most. Come join us in our quest to make our community healthy and happy!
CHAMPS attends Morehouse School of Medicine’s speed learning events. Our goal is to inform students about the field of Public Health, and to introduce students to CHAMPS as an organization and to our internship program. The Morehouse events are hosted by the Southeastern Primary Care Consortium, Inc. Atlanta Area Health Eduction Center.
CHAMPS’ Executive Director Uzma Khan attended an event called “Men’s Health Revival Breakfast” at the Big Bethel AME Church and gave a presentation on CHAMPS’ upcoming health summit and the importance of men’s health.
CHAMPS intern team attended the “Partyboi” documentary screening at Auburn Library. The team set up an information booth before the screening to provide more information on the organization and our upcoming Summit.
CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan and CHAMPS Community Outreach Director Megan Slocum attended the grand opening event for the new Men’s Health and Wellness Clinic. During the opening, the clinic provided free health and wellness services for eligible DeKalb County male residents.
CHAMPS was one of the proud sponsors for National Football League Players Atlanta Chapter (NFL PA) Superbowl 2017 gathering in Atlanta Downtown. CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan and Community Outreach Director Megan Slocum attended the high-energy networking event and introduced CHAMPS as an organization and spoke about its community outreach efforts.
CHAMPS President Dr. Jean Bonhomme, Executive Director Uzma Khan, and Community Outreach Director Megan Slocum attended Lifelink Foundation’s annual health screening event at the Iglesia Holy Cross Church in Atlanta. As a proud partner, CHAMPS educated participants about its community efforts and the importance of men’s health.
CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan was invited to attended the brunch gathering honoring leading ladies, hosted by apostle Dr. Mamie J. Smith at the pristine lakeside chapel. Khan introduced CHAMPS, the projects it has, and the services it offers.
CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan, along with CHAMPS Founder Dr. James K. Bennett, participated at the Fort McPherson Fall Festival hosted by The Atlanta City Council. The fun community event was well attended by people from different age groups. Dr. Bennett, one of the honorary speakers, spoke about the importance of men’s health. Dr. Bennett also introduced CHAMPS as an organization and its non-stop outreach efforts in Atlanta communities.
CHAMPS Founder Dr. James K. Bennett and Executive Director Uzma Khan were invited as honorary guests to speak at the Grady Palmer lecture, hosted by The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education of KSU. At the event, Dr. Bennett talked about the origins of CHAMPS and the importance of addressing men’s health issues.
CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan and President Dr. Jean Bonhomme attended the annual health fair hosted by ECFMG. Dr. Bonhomme was the lead speaker and, in his speech, focused on men’s health, underlining the importance of early screenings. Both Khan and Bonhomme introduced CHAMPS as an organization and spoke about its community outreach efforts in Atlanta communities.
CHAMPS President Dr. Jean Bonhomme and Executive Director Uzma Khan attended the Prostate Cancer Awareness cycling event, organized by Ricky Gilley (director of Real Blue Cycling). Bonhomme, a guest speaker, spoke about prostate cancer, and Khan introduced CHAMPS as an orgnization and talked about its community efforts. In an effort to encourage prostate cancer screening, CHAMPS also offered vouchers for free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) to all event participants.
CHAMPS President Dr. Jean Bonhomme and Executive Director Uzma Khan attended the 7-year anniversary event of Peak Performance Health & Wellness, a personal training program, focusing on nutritional guidance, fitness transformation, and injury prevention. At the event, CHAMPS provided information about men’s health and talked about the services offered by the organization.
CHAMPS Executive Director Uzma Khan and Community Outreach Director Megan Slocum were VIP guests at the Royal Blues Holiday Celebration. The event is organized by PCaBLUE, a nonprofit organization saving lives through prostate cancer education and awareness. Special guests at the event included Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy Winner) and Big Bill Morgan Field (Son of Muddy Waters).
Executive Director Uzma Khan attended the End-of-the-Year Luncheon, a networking event hosted by ABC in downtown Atlanta. Khan introduced CHAMPS to the 400 ABC member businesses and talked about the organization’s nonstop efforts focused on the importance of men’s health in Atlanta communities.