There is a need for raising awareness of health issues that unevenly affect minorities in urban areas. The neighborhood barbershop is the ideal gathering place to educate the community that disease prevention is the best method of living a healthy life
Denver, CO and New York, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
iTriage® has been named a corporate sponsor for Cutting For A Cure, which reinforces its commitment to providing free health information and raising awareness of curable diseases through early detection. As a leading consumer mobile and Web application, iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: What could be wrong? and Where should I go for treatment? The third annual Cutting for a Cure 48-hour hair cutting marathon will take place July 20-22, 2012 at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop in Harlem.
Funds raised through Cutting For A Cure provide education and free health screenings by a team of medical personnel from Harlem Hospital, Iris House and Barbershop Quartet. The screenings will take place at Denny Moe’s Barbershop in Harlem from Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, and will test for diseases ranging from diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, kidney disease, hepatitis and HIV. The theme of Cutting For a Cure 2012 is to thank First Responders including NYPD and NYFD for their contributions and support.
Cutting For A Cure is the brainchild of barber/groomer Dennis “Denny Moe” Mitchell, who felt compelled to take action after being diagnosed in 2010 with Type II diabetes. “Most African-American men don’t like to go to the doctor or even discuss their health,” he explained. “There is a need for raising awareness of health issues that unevenly affect minorities in urban areas, and the neighborhood barbershop is the ideal gathering place to educate the community that disease prevention is the best method of living a healthy life.”
In addition to providing hair cuts and free health screenings, the third annual Cutting For A Cure will offer live entertainment for all ages, healthy food samples and individual health consultations.
As a corporate sponsor of Cutting For A Cure, iTriage provides mobile and Web users with on-the-go access to healthcare information about symptoms, diseases, procedures and medications. Created by physicians, iTriage also contains a nationwide database of hospitals, urgent care centers, retail clinics, pharmacies and physicians.
Downloaded more than six million times, iTriage is available for free from the iTunes® app store and the Android™ Marketplace, and is also accessible from any Internet-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
About iTriage, LLC
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a global health care technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s market-leading platform and mobile/Web applications offer a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers consumers to make better health care decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded the free iTriage mobile app on their iPhone and Android devices, and thousands of health care providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information, please visit http://about.iTriageHealth.com.
About Cutting For A Cure
Cutting For A Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists underserved communities and ethnic groups in improving their quality of life by providing health education and giving them access to the necessary tools and resources to live a long and healthy life. Cutting For A Cure was started by Dennis “Denny Moe” Mitchell, owner of Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop in Harlem, to encourage African-American men and their sons to take charge of their health through education and regular screenings that detect preventable diseases. For more information, please visit http://cutting4acure.com.