September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Alaska Health Fair, Inc. (AHF) is dedicated to educating our community and supporting early detection and intervention. Here’s what you need to know:

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The cause is not entirely understood, but risk factors may include age, family history, and race. Early symptoms may include difficulty in urination, blood in the urine or semen, and pelvic discomfort.

Early detection of prostate cancer greatly increases the chance of successful treatment. Currently, metastatic prostate cancer is incurable, making early detection and intervention critical.

Partnership with Alaska Men’s Run

AHF is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Alaska Men’s Run (AMR), an organization impacting men’s health in our community for over 30 years. This collaboration has enabled us to provide free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests at all AHF health fairs, while supplies last.

Alaska Men’s Run is an annual event held in Anchorage, aiming to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. This year’s run is on Saturday, September 16. Learn more at

Through AHF and AMR’s partnership, countless men have accessed essential screening at no cost, potentially saving lives through early detection.

September Health Fairs

September is a bustling month for AHF with numerous opportunities to participate in health education and affordable blood screenings. We invite you to join us at these events across various communities (please note that the most current schedule is on our front page,


  • Valdez: 9/9/2023, 8am – 1pm, Valdez Civic Center, 110 Clifton Dr., Valdez AK 99686
  • Anchorage: 9/9/2023, 8:00am – 12:00pm, St Johns Methodist Church, 1801 O’Malley Road, Anchorage AK 99507
  • Palmer: 9/15/2023, 2pm – 6pm, Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way, Palmer AK 99645
  • Soldotna: 9/15/2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Peninsula Center Mall, 44332 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna AK 99699
  • Soldotna: 9/16/2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Peninsula Center Mall, 44332 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna AK 99669
  • Seward: 9/23/2023, 8am – 12pm, Seward Community Health Center, 417 First Ave, Seward AK 99664
  • Chugiak: 9/23/2023, 8am – 12pm, Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, 22424 N. Birchwood Loop, Chugiak AK 99567
  • Palmer: 9/27/2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Mat-Su College, 8295 E College Drive, Palmer 99645
  • Anchorage: 9/30/2023, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Egan Civic And Convention Center, 555W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99501


  • Skagway: 9/30/2023, 9am – 2pm, Skagway Rec. Center, 455 13th Ave, Skagway AK 99840


  • Fairbanks: 9/12/2023, 8am – 1pm, 725 26th Ave., Suite 201, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Fairbanks: 9/26/2023, 8am – 1pm, 725 26th Ave., Suite 201, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • Delta Junction: 9/30/2023, 8am – 12pm, Delta Junction Elementary School, 2659 Nistler Rd., Delta Junction, AK 99737

Please mark your calendar and share the information with family and friends. Details of the events are subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date schedule. Have questions? Call us at: Anchorage/Statewide: (907) 278-0234 Fairbanks: (907) 374-6853 Juneau: (907) 723-5100.