Saving Women And Gents (S.W.A.G.)

The Urban Barber Association launched the SWAG (Saving Women And Gents) Program in July of 2008 to address the at risk minority population at Urban Kutz Barbershop on Cleveland’s Westside. It has been an annual growing celebration of health awareness and education since. In previous years The Urban Barber Association’s SWAG Program has collaborated with many health care professionals. Some of these stellar organizations are: Cleveland Clinic, The Kidney Foundation of Ohio, The National Kidney foundation, University Hospitals, and the Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA). Along with HIV testing, the basic core screens of blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol were done. The Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) educated people about the importance and lack of minority organ donors and even convinced many to become organ donors. The National Kidney foundation had a representative come to educate men about the importance of a healthy life style.