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Organization: American Diabetes Association in collaboration with Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute
Course Title: Community Health Worker Fall Diabetes Symposium
Dates: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 am-5:00pm
Location: JJ Craft Recreation Center, 4500 Spring Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210
Audience: CHW /Promotor(a)s
Total Number of DSHS-certified hours: 8 hour DSHS-approved hours
- Knowledge Base
DSHS-Certified Instructor: Sherry Hill
Methodology: Face to Face
Cost: $ 40.00 – Includes continental breakfast and light lunch.
For Registration Space is limited! To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.DIABETES
Registration Deadline: November 6, 2014
More Information: Contact Ginny Ives at 214.915.3204 or email@example.com.
Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament Returns for Third Year
Proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
DALLAS –October 17, 2014 –Hotels.com® announced today that the third annual Fairway to Wellness Golf Tournament, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association, will take place at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday, October 29th.
Amateur golfers will join Hotels.com for a friendly team golf competition to help spread awareness about diabetes, cancer, and deadly childhood illnesses. Through generous support from Hotels.com vendors, partners and affiliates, more than $300,000 in net proceeds has been raised for participating charities since Fairway to Wellness launched three years ago. .
“Hotels.com has a personal connection to building awareness and raising funds to beat diabetes, cancer and childhood illnesses,” said Neha Parikh, VP and general manager of Hotels.com North America. “Fairway to Wellness is the ultimate event for us to give back to these causes and bring together a community of like-minded partners to help with the cause.”
The tournament began in 2012 as the brainchild of two Hotels.com employees who have been affected by cancer and diabetes. Employees from the Hotels.com North America headquarters in Dallas will volunteer in organizing the event.
Sponsors include: HotelPlanner.com (Headliner), AppLovin, CJ Affiliate by Conversant, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Criteo, Fetch, TapCommerce, a Twitter Company, Tapjoy, TripAdvisor, TubeMogul, Assembly, Facebook, Havas Media, RadiumOne, Triggit, Union, AOL, energi PR, HookLogic, Tapad, Finn Partners and Rocket Fuel.
To find out how you can support the cause, please visit the Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Facebook page and tweet with #F2W via @Hotelsdotcom.
About the American Diabetes Association
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 gives 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. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345or visit www.cancer.org/fight
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About Hotels.com (http://www.hotels.com)
Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking website owned and operated by Hotels.com L.P. with nearly 325,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.
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Phone: (212) 593-6310
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Phone: (469) 335-8442
American Diabetes Association 2014 Texas Health Resources Faith Based Community Breakfast and Vendor Fair presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas!!
Join us on
Saturday, October 25, 2014
9:00am – 12:00pm
Ruthe Jackson Center
3113 South Carrier Parkway , Grand Prairie, TX 75052
If you have not sent in your RSVP, please do so by
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Rev. Lumus A. Poydras of Beth Eden Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas will be our Keynote speaker and Rev. Dr. Kimberly Parks of The Church On the Move Ministries in Grand Prairie, Texas will be our Mistress of Ceremony. You don’t want to miss the spirit filled event!!! If you have any questions, please let me know.
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With the Fall holidays and National Diabetes Month approaching below are some past articles from Diabetes Forecast that are great for Type 1 Diabetes families and grandparents.
Cooking with Kids: Snacks
Halloween story with a few recipes
Thanksgiving Kids Crafts
Non-Food Celebrations for the Holidays
Join Camp Dave Fit for a fitness class and tour of AT&T Stadium on October 25th.
Sign up now at campdavefit.com
If you have 5 or more people that would like to go, you can get a promotion code for discounted tickets.
Contact info here:
Amy Schornick, 2014 Community Leadership Board Chair, began her involvement with the American Diabetes Association about five years ago. During her tenure as a board member, she has served as chair of the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Committee and has attended many events and programs, opened doors to new partnerships, and has recruited board members and volunteers. Here is a little more about her and her involvement with the ADA.
How long have you lived in Dallas?
I was born at Presbyterian Dallas and grew up in Richardson/Plano. I moved to Austin where I went to college at Southwestern University in Georgetown. I moved back to Dallas 25 years ago.
What does your job entail? Title?
Vice President Payor Relations and Contracting. I am responsible for managing contracted relationships with various payors that drive 60 percent of THRs net revenue.
How many children?
I have three daughters. Jordan 32, Madeline 16, Taylor 14, grandchild 1.
Why do you volunteer for the ADA?
Five years ago my dear friend Dana McCormick introduced me to the work the ADA was doing in our community. I wanted to be a part of it. My husband is a type 2 diabetic; he’s had significant health issues as a result. And my father is type 2 and my step-mother type 2 as well.
What is your favorite fundraising event hosted by the ADA? Why?
Step Out is my favorite because I’ve had the opportunity to chair the event and work with a phenomenal team. The reason I like the event is because it promotes diabetes awareness, raises funds for our local programs, promotes exercise and educates the community about diabetes.
How do you feel you have effected the most change as Chair?
This year our biggest challenge and opportunity was to revamp the activities and roles of our board members and to bring some clear focus and direction to maximize the influence in the community to benefit ADA.
What would you like to see happen in the next five years as far as reaching goals and setting strategies for the ADA?
With the growing importance of organizations like the ADA, my company, THR, and other non-profits in North Texas addressing community health, I would like to see more community- wide partnership like the one we have with the ADA. We need to bind everyone together to effect change on a grander scale and in a community wide effort.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would like to continue to contribute in bigger ways to the North Texas community on improving health and making health care affordable for our citizens.
If your life was a movie, which actor would you want to play you in the leading role?
Sandra Bullock and my younger said Jennifer Aniston. Sandra my girls say she creates the coolest characters. She’s got a lot of fire in her belly yet she’s approachable.
Don’t let making the right treat choices spook you this Halloween. Here’s a handy carbohydrate content list to help you in your treat decision process. Happy Halloween!
American Diabetes Association and Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute are certified providers of the Texas Department of State Health Services Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program. Our symposium provides eight hours (8) for CHWs toward the state criteria for renewing existing certifications.
7:30-8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00-9:30 Diabetes Update
9:45-12:00 Diabetes Medication Options
12:00-1:00 Lunch served
1:00-2:30 Communication Techniques
2:30-4:00 Art of Effective Listening
4:00-5:00 Using Language Appropriately
Space is limited! To register, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.DIABETES.
For more information, contact Ginny Ives at
214.915.3204 or email@example.com.
Deadline: Thursday, November 6, 2014.
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DFW area resident Lew Alexander rode in 12 Tour de Cure events in 2014 – riding 1625 Tour miles and raising over $12,200 for the American Diabetes Association Go Red Rider! You are awesome Lew!
So how did Team Diabadass do in the Capital to Coast relay?
I woke up Friday morning and thought, “Oh, my, the Capital to Coast relay started an hour ago!”
Why did I care about that? Because of the courageous and athletic guys I wrote about here – oh yeah, they also happen to have diabetes.
They did indeed finish the relay, which started at 4 a.m. Friday in Austin and ended 233 miles later in Corpus Christi. It took the team 40 hours and 9 minutes and they were the last team to cross the finish line. To which I say — THEY FINISHED!!!! HOORAY!
Tour de Cure DFW riders Don Muchow, Jeff Kilarski and Glenn de Veyra are featured in the Dallas Morning News talking about training for the Capital to Coast Relay while having diabetes. They are in a group of 12 people, 10 of them who have the disease, training for the 36-hour run from Austin to Corpus Christi. Our ADA board member, Jim Cadorette, is also quoted in the article.