SAVE THE DATE: We Need Volunteers For La Feria De Salud!
Feria de Salud is an outdoor community event that is intended to reach thousands of local Latinos/Hispanics with the important message that they may be at risk for diabetes. Feria captures the festive elements of a street fair, but maintains the important aspects of choosing and managing a healthier lifestyle for the entire Latino family. The atmosphere of Feria includes music, dancing, nutritional information, cooking demonstrations, speakers on topics related to diabetes, and a variety of product and service booths.
We need your support…via volunteers, sponsorship and just spreading the word about this event. I am specifically looking for Latino organizations to link up and become a community partner in this initiative.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is preparing for its largest Latino event of the year Feria de Salud, scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Every year in New York City the ADA holds this free health event for Latinos in St. Mary’s Park, Bronx, NY the average attendance is about 4,000 people. The goal of the Feria is to illustrate the importance of learning about preventing and managing diabetes and making healthy lifestyle choices. This is accomplished through fun and informative workshops and activities, which take place throughout the day. Feria de Salud has well over 4,000 participants; Volunteers are needed to make this event a success!
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
25.8 million Children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes! In New York alone, 1.3 million adults have diabetes, which are nearly 1 in every 8 people.
If you are interested in volunteering please sign up NOW by filling out our easy Volunteer Form
Please feel free to contact ADA Latino Initiatives Volunteer Chair, Katherine Rodriguez, if you would like more information or if you have any questions: 347-323-4284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: American Diabetes Association: Feria de Salud
Location: St. Mary’s Park
146th Street to 148th Street, St. Ann’s Avenue, Bronx, NY
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Feel free to pass this message on… TOGETHER WE CAN STOP DIABETES!!!