To enhance the health education and screening efforts, The Black Male Health Community Action Team is holding their 7th annual fundraiser on Friday, June 11, 2010, at the Klehm Arboretum. “Monies raised at the fundraiser will help underwrite future health screening events, which will provide individuals with access to important health information and services,” added Hunter.  

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Housing Authority, Lewis Jordan.

Lewis Jordan directs all aspects of the third-largest housing authority in the country, and oversees the implementation of the largest redevelopment effort of public housing in the history of the country, under the historic Plan for Transformation. 

A former resident of the CHA’s Rockwell Gardens, Mr. Jordan works to ensure that Chicago's public housing is seamlessly integrated into the city, and residents in CHA units are able to provide for themselves and be positive contributors to the economic and social strength of Chicago.

From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Jordan was the executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, overseeing the operation, management, maintenance and financial control of the agency. Prior to his service at Cook County, Mr. Jordan served as the Executive Director of the Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) and Managing Agent of the Rockford Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) from 2002 to 2006. 

Tickets for the event are $25.00 per person for dinner, or $200.00 to reserve a table for eight. To make a reservation contact Mark Hunter at 815/720-4268. Reservations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

This event is sponsored by the Winnebago County Health Department.