Tiffany’s Themed Live It Up! Tea Inspires Many


The 9th annual Texas Health Resources Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas was held at the Belo Mansion April 16, 2016, with over 425 people in attendance.  Chaired by Errika Flood Moultrie and Gloria Fobbs, the faith-based initiatives of Live Empowered! raised over $30,000 with support from our sponsors: Medtronic, Hilltop Securities and Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute.

“Tea at Tiffany’s” – the theme this year – resonated throughout the venue with tiffany blue and tea accents.

“It was amazing to see ladies of all age groups out with much excitement,” said Lalonni DuBose Hagerman, marketing and social media co-chair. “Learning how diabetes affects our daily lives and managing through it was the most important message of the event.”

The Tea’s featured speaker, Dr. Jill Waggoner presented the “ABC’s of Diabetes,” a powerful and enlightening educational session from a physicians’ perspective, while guest singer Crystal Aikin rendered a phenomenal performance of popular gospel songs.

“The Tea is a great platform to address diabetes in a fun, festive environment, while still focusing on the seriousness of the disease and empowering participants to make a difference within their own families,”  added Andrea Hayes, volunteer marketing and social media co-chair.

Highlights of the program were the Volunteer Awards, Style Show and “Hattitude” contest.  Awards recipients were Errika Flood Moultrie for the James R. Gavin Excellence in Diabetes Award and Comille Ann Roberts for the Shelly Heath-Watson Excellence in Volunteerism Award.  The style show bolstered an array of spring and summer fashions and featured three youth with type 1 diabetes from Camp New Horizons.  Kathy Henderson was the grand prize winner of the coveted “Hattitude” contest, where ladies adorned their fashionable spring hats.  Kathy will receive a complimentary table of ten for the 2017 Tea.

“Congratulations on another very successful event. The whole thing was superb,” said Amy Schornick, VP of Payor Relations, Texas Health Resources and former board member. “You know this is my favorite event of the year, and this year it didn’t disappoint.  My girls had a wonderful time and were so grateful to be able to attend.  Dr. Jill Waggoner, keynote speaker was outstanding and best we have had to date in presenting diabetes info in an engaging way.  Keep up the great work!”

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2015 Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea





Texas Health Resources Live It Up! Health and Wellness Tea

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Tea at Tiffany’s a Diabetes Empowerment Event

Live It Up! Tea fosters a strong support for women affected by diabetes. The tea empowers and inspires women to make healthy choices to prevent diabetes or complications. Research shows moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Women have been the change agent for families— when women adopt positive healthy behaviors, the enre family will benefit. With motivational speakers, health exhibits, vendors, prestigious awards, silent auction, a fashion show, and the coveted Hatude Contest, participants leave motivated to change!

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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 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

The Live It Up! Health and Wellness Tea a Huge Success!

The Texas Health Resources Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and sponsored by Southwest Security Holdings was held at the Belo Mansion April 11, 2015 with 400 in attendance.

“It was an overwhelming success,” said Sherry Hill, director of programs at the American Diabetes Association. “The dedication, passion, expertise and willingness of our volunteers to serve made it possible.”

The Tea featured several speakers, lunch, a fashion show, vendors and a silent auction.

One of the highlights was the “Hattitude” contest. Rene Turner, pictured above was the winner for homemade hat.

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Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea

Over 420 women attended the sixth annual Texas Health Resource Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas held Saturday April 12, 2014, at the Belo Mansion Pavilion in downtown Dallas, Texas,

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The Live It Up! Tea, sponsored by Southwest Securities Group,  is a program of the American Diabetes Association dedicated to inspire and educate African American women to manage or prevent diabetes and become the change agent for their families and communities.  This year’s Tea was an overwhelming success and sold-out nearly two weeks prior to the event.


This year’s Live It Up! Tea featured Ms. Anita Wilson, Grammy Nominee and Stellar Award winner gospel vocalist.  The tea included a  keynote address by Dr. Cynthia D. Davis, superintendent of McKendree District of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the Stop Diabetes challenge by Dr. Paul Hain, Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.  Ladies also enjoyed health exhibits, vendors, a Live It Up! Style Show, and “Hattitude Contest”.

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The “Hattitude” winner will be featured on 2015 promo materials, said event coordinators. Two deserving and dedicated American Diabetes Association volunteers received awards for the professional and community service.  The Shelly Health Watson Award Excellence in Volunteerism recipient was Laura Minafee and James R. Gavin Excellence Award Excellence in Diabetes Care was Toya Norton.

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Errika Flood Moultrie, chair for the past six years said, “Our audience is not only growing, but getting younger which will support ALL of the programs of the ADA, but more importantly will come and be encouraged to take charge of their lives and live it up while living a healthy lifestyle.”  Errika Moultrie dedicates much of her time working to gain the support of attendance from many churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Mark your calendars and save the date for next year’s event, Saturday April 11, 2015.  For more information, please contact Sherry Hill at (972) 392-1181 ext. 6097 or email at

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Live it Up! Health and Wellness Tea

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Confirmed officials attending the Live It Up! Tea

  • Ingrid Michelle Warren – Judge Probate Court No. 2 (newly elected)
  • Judge Etta Mullin Criminal Court No. 5 Runoff with Lisa Green
  • Tarsha Hardy Dallas County District Clerk Runoff with Felicia Pitre

Saturday, April 12, 2014

10:30am – 1:30pm

Belo Mansion Pavilion 2101 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX

Tickets are $35, for information please contact Sherry Hill

972-392-1181 x6097

Click here to learn more! 2014 Live It Up Tea



Come Get Your Praise On!

Join us on Gospel Night!

The American Diabetes Association will be signing up churches for Live it Up!, our diabetes education program. If you are interested in having your church participate, click here. Gospel Night

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Shenekqual Robertson, CHW, CHW-I

Mission Delivery,  Education & Programs Manager

American Diabetes Association

4100 Alpha Road Suite 100

Dallas, Texas 75244

972-392-1181 ext 6019 (office)