Barbers for Babies black infant mortality awareness event planned

Fathers, father figures and men of all ages are invited to the 2nd Annual Barbers for Babies — Black Infant Mortality Awareness Event on August 14.

Area barbers will provide free haircuts and sponsor teams

to play in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for kids 9 to 13 years old.

The event will run from 2-6pm at the Woodland Acres Boys & Girls Club, 191 Pecan Street, Jacksonville. There will also be food, music, games, door prizes and book bag and school supply giveaways. There will also be Florida KidCare enrollment available.

The Healthy Start Coalition is sponsoring the event along with the Boys & Girls Club and Jacksonville Urban Leauge. The event is part of the Make a Noise! Make a Difference! community education and awareness campaign.