What’s Going On at ADA North Texas in 2016? Check Our Calendar…

2016 ADA North Texas Event List:

Super Diabetes Sunday- March 20th

School Walk for Diabetes- Year-Round – Keller ISD Walk – April 2

*Live It Up! Tea – April 16th at Belo Mansion in Downtown Dallas 

*Stars of Texas – April 21st at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie 

Senior Signature Series– March 12th El Centro College Pleasant Grove Campus

 

Camp:

Camp New Horizons North

June 13-17, 2016    |  8:30a – 3:30p  |  Swingin’ D Ranch – 3406 Dublin Rd., Parker, Texas

Camp New Horizons South

June 20-24, 2016  |  8:30a – 3:30p  | Southern Cross Ranch – 1800 W. Dowdy Ferry Rd., Dallas, Texas

Camp Aurora

June 27-July 1, 2016  |  8:00a – 4:00 p  |  YMCA Camp Carter – 6200 Sand Spring Rd., Ft. Worth, Texas

 

*Tour de Cure – June 25th at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth

Senior Signature Series – May 27th Jubilee Center

*Feria de Salud – September TBD

*Faith Based Community Breakfast (Pastors’ Breakfast)– August 20- Ruth Jackson Center- Grand Prairie

*Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes – November 5th at Quik Trip Park in Grand Prairie

National ID Day– November 13 th

*World Diabetes Day: Symposium, Luncheon, & Expo – November 14th at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie

Annual Meeting – December 7th; Brookhaven Country Club

 

*Major Event

View PDF of list here 2016 Events Calendar

Thank You! BlueCross BlueShield of Texas Support with $45,000 Donation

 

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS) presented a $45,000 donation to the American Diabetes Association of North Texas (ADA) at their annual Feria de Salud Latino Health Festival this past Saturday Sept. 19 in Dallas. Quin Neal, senior executive director and Leonor Márquez, leadership board chair, accepted the check on behalf of the ADA from Catherine Oliveros, BCBS director of community affairs and the iconic Blue Bear.

Feria de Salud is also sponsored by Texas Health Resources (THR) and Novo Nordisk who were on hand to provide educational materials and resources for the more than 1,000 individuals who attended the event. BCBS also secured Little Joe y La Familia who performed live at the event. Community partners provided over 300 free health screenings as well as education classes and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.   Gina Perales Hethcock, communications and Hispanic initiatives director, would like to thank all of the sponsors, exhibitors, volunteer and participants who participated and made this year’s event a success.

Little Joe Y La Familia Will Perform at Feria de Salud

Oak Cliff Health Festival raises awareness about diabetes

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Five-time Grammy Award winner and Tejano recording artist Little Joe Hernandez and his band, La Familia, will perform live at Feria de Salud sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Saturday Sept. 19 at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff.

Little Joe was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes six years ago and has been touring the country in order to raise awareness about the disease, especially among Latinos.

“We are honored to bring Little Joe y La Familia to Dallas-Ft. Worth, not only to help raise awareness about diabetes prevention, but to let our community know that even with diabetes thousands of people, like Little Joe, can manage their condition and lead happy successful lives,” said Catherine Oliveros, director of community investments at Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Research shows that one in two Latinos will develop diabetes in their lifetime, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Feria de Salud will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Little Joe y La Familia performing at noon and signing autographs after the performance.

More than 2,000 Dallas residents are expected to attend. The health fair is sponsored by Texas Health Resources and Novo Nordisk and features free health screenings including diabetes, cholesterol, vision, dental, foot and blood pressure.

“I am very excited about the event, and I think it’s a great event for the Oak Cliff community,” said Esteban Mojica, co-chair.  “This is an event that brings unity and outreach all in one.” Over 500,000 North Texas residents have diabetes. Diabetes is a serious illness that disproportionately affects Latinos. One in seven Latinos has diabetes in comparison to one in 20 non-Latino whites.

Participants will be able to attend bilingual education workshops focused on diabetes prevention and management.  “It’s important to know your risk for diabetes,” said Gina Perales Hethcock, communications director for the ADA North Texas. “Type 2 diabetes is preventable. But if you are diagnosed with diabetes, it’s critically important that you be able to manage it with healthy food and exercise.”

There will also be plenty of fun and prizes! The Feria de Salud’s entertainment will feature music by 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 an FC Dallas appearance, sponsored by Novo Nordisk. The Latino Culinary Institute will be conducting a food demonstration and providing healthy snacks, while Famisalud will teach about which foods are good for you.

Health screenings will be offered by Walgreens, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center, Carter Blood Care, Prevent Blindness Texas, Parkland, and Women’s Specialty Center. Media sponsors are Univision Television and Radio.

For information about Feria de Salud, visit www.diabetes.org/feriadallas.

For information about diabetes, please call 1-888-DIABETES, or visit www.diabetes.org.

Save the Date! Register Now!

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas’s Feria de Salud Health Festival will be Sept. 19th at Kidd Springs Park. Please fill out the info above and email or fax back at 972-392-1366. And please share!

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Some highlights:

  • Event presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and sponsored by Texas Health Resources
  • We expect 2,000 people
  • FC Dallas Soccer Player will be on hand for two hours (we don’t know who it will be yet)
  • Educational classes including nutrition presented by FamiSalud
  • Cooking demo by Lydia Gonzales from the Latino Culinary Institute
  • Climbing wall for kids and grown ups
  • Family fun walk around the lake sponsored by NovoNordisk
  • Vendors and non-profits
  • Screening including glucose, blood pressure, vision, cholesterol and foot
  • Entertainment presented by Clear Channel’s Latin House Krew
  • BCBS Blue Bear
  • YMCA activities
  • Giveaway and prizes

 

Check out our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/events/443793919121239/

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FERIA DE SALUD DALLAS SET FOR SEPT. 19

Latino Healthfest in Oak Cliff to Offer Free Health Screenings

Join more than 2,000 Dallas residents and receive free health screenings at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Feria de Salud Saturday, Sept. 19, 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.

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“I am very excited about the event, and I think it’s a great event for the Hispanic community,” said Esteban Mojica, co-chair.  “This is an event that brings unity and outreach all in one.”

The Feria de Salud’s entertainment will feature music by 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 soccer demonstration by FC Dallas, sponsored by Novo Nordisk. And the Latino Culinary Institute will be conducting a food demonstration and providing healthy snacks.

Health screenings will be offered by: Walgreens, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center, Carter Blood Care, Prevent Blindness Texas, Parkland, and Women’s Specialty Center. Media sponsors are Univision Television and Radio.

Join one of our healthy education classes, sponsored by Famisalud.

And don’t miss the chance to win prizes like a Nintendo Wii!

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.  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 visit www.diabetes.org.