Published On: Thu, Feb 26th, 2009

Sofrito For Your Soul joins the fight against Diabetes!

Mi Gente…

I was recently invited by my friend Helene Velazquez to take part in a Latino Initiatives Committee (Por Tu Familia) for the American Diabetes Association. The project I was invited to help organize is "The Feria De Salud" which is scheduled to take place in the Bronx in September of 2009. I have recently been appointed "Social Media Chair" and will be responsable for getting information about this project out to the community via social websites like Facebook and Twitter.

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.

Now I do not have Diabetes…but Diabetes has a long sad history within the Torres family…both my paternal grandparents and my dad sufferred from complications that were pre-empted by Diabetes. Chances are if I do not change my own personal lifestyle…I too will have Diabetes. I have met so many wonderful people at the Latino Initiatives Commitee that assured me that the work that they do is for people just like me…I still have hope. I am doing this in their memory…as well as for my own personal survival.

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing all kinds of information about this project and how you can get involved in this fight against this killer disease.

But for starters…I know how much my readers love food…sooo to request your free copy of our Latin Flavor in the Kitchen Recipe Sampler
and to receive a free guide on type 2 diabetes (request ADA Channel
number 2), call 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383).

Bilingual representatives
are available to take your call.

Buen Provecho!!!!

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Follow George on Twitter @UrbanJibaro

Sofrito For Your Soul joins the fight against Diabetes!