Jim Hunt III of Dorchester will be one of the winners of a men’s health summit scheduled for this weekend in Roxbury. The Whittier Street Health Center hosts the free event on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Tremont Street campus.
Services include free Covid vaccines and tests, health checkups, access to medical experts, free food, a Caribbean steel group, and other family activities.
The keynote speaker for the summit will be Marty Martinez, Chief Health and Social Services Officer for the City of Boston. He will be cited along with seven other “champions” of men’s health needs, including Hunt, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Director of Communications at Eversource.
Ed Gaskin, Principal Streets Manager at Greater Grove Hall in Dorchester, will also be recognized.
The summit will include the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art mobile van with two examination rooms, a laboratory and bilingual staff including a doctor, registered nurse and social worker. The van, the fourth and largest in the center, will target summer programs in neighborhood schools to provide a variety of services to children.
A special Father’s Day brunch will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.