DUSTIN CAVAZOS TO PERFORM AT FERIA DE SALUD SEPT. 20
Live Music, Food, Community Vendors, Health Classes and More!
Dallas Native, Dustin Cavazos, will perform at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Feria de Salud Saturday, Sept. 20, at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff. After three independent releases, “I think in the Shower and Dream on My Bike”, “Be.Leave.Me.” and “In and Out of Sleep” his buzz and fan base has grown to sell out local shows. Cavazos has opened up for national acts like Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Big KRIT, Big Boi, and many more. Cavazos has also opened up for Dallas Legend, Erykah Badu and does multiple events with the company. He’s received local club, local radio and street support on his singles, “Alright” and “Right Now” (feat. Texas veteran, Tum Tum.)
A crowd of more than 3,000 Dallas residents are expected at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Feria de Salud from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Latino health fair, sponsored by Texas Health Resources and hosted by the American Diabetes Association, will take place at Kidd Springs Park and Rec Center, 711 W. Canty Street in Dallas. Free health screenings include diabetes, cholesterol, vision, dental, foot and blood pressure.
The Feria de Salud’s entertainment will feature music by 106.1 KISS FM’s Latin House Krew. The kids’ zone, sponsored by YMCA and the City of Dallas, will feature a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, and face painting. This year’s event will also include a family fun walk around the lake to win prizes, sponsored by Novo Nordisk. And the Latino Culinary Institute will be conducting a food demonstration.
Health screenings will be offered by: Walgreens, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center, Carter Blood Care, Family Foot Clinics, Parkland, Women’s Specialty Center and Walmart Vision. Media sponsors are Univision Television and Radio.
Diabetes is a serious illness that affects Latinos in disproportionate numbers: one in seven Latinos has diabetes in comparison to one in twenty non-Latino whites. Diabetes is an incurable disease caused by the inability of the body to produce insulin or for cells to absorb it correctly. The complications of diabetes include kidney failure, heart disease, vision deterioration, and lower limb amputations. If trends continue, one in two Hispanic children born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
For information about diabetes, please call 1-888-DIABETES, or 1-888-342-2383.