Men's Health Summit to honor Dot's Hunt, 7 others at Sat. event

Dorchester’s Jim Hunt III will be one of the honorees at a Men’s Health Summit set for this weekend in Roxbury. Whittier Street Health Center is hosting the free event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Tremont Street campus.

Services include free Covid vaccines and tests, health screenings, access to medical experts, free food, a Caribbean steel band, and other family-friendly activities.

The summit’s keynote speaker will be Marty Martinez, chief of health and human services for the City of Boston. He will be cited along with seven other “champions” of men’s health needs, including Hunt, who is the executive vice president, regulatory affairs, and chief communications officer at Eversource.

Ed Gaskin, director of the Greater Grove Hall Main Streets in Dorchester, will also be recognized.

The summit will include the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art mobile van sporting two exam rooms, a lab and a bilingual staff including a medical doctor, a registered nurse and a social worker. The van, the center’s fourth and its largest, will target summer programs at neighborhood schools to provide a variety of services to children.

A special Father’s Day Brunch will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

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