Several years ago, the Board of Directors of Women for Health and Wellness, Inc. discussed a Southern Illinois Men’s Health Conference. They had seen first hand how the health of men affects the lives of women in the region. When the man in the family does not take care of his health, it can have long-term ramifications on the ones he loves.
The Board of Directors brought the idea to Tom Corpora of Carbondale and Kevin Hunsperger, WSIL’s Health Reporter, and they agreed to be Co-Chairs of the Southern Illinois Men’s Health Conference. They brought together a Steering Committee comprised of area men. Together they planned the program and made this a ground-breaking event in southern Illinois. The Conference is now in its 5th year and attendance continues to grow each year. Kevin Hunsperger and Herman Louw are co-chairs for the 5th Annual Southern Illinois Men’s Health Conference.