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Feria de Salud Por Tu Familia -- San Jose

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hours: 11am to 4:00pm

Cost: Free to the public

Open air health fair focused on Latinos with diabetes, those at risk, and those wanting to learn more about this disease

Diabetes is a serious disease that disproportionately affects Latinos. Currently 2.5 million, or 9.5%, of the Latino population in the United States has diabetes. This statistic is important because Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in this country. They are also the youngest and fastest growing population in the nation. As this population increases in numbers, it is reasonable to anticipate that the prevalence among Latinos will also increase with disastrous consequences for Latino families. Therefore, its critically important to educate the community about the seriousness of this disease, proper management and its risk factors, and to provide culturally appropriate materials to assist individuals impacted by this incurable illness.

Join us for this wonderful event and enjoy from the following entertainment options:

  • Dancers
  • Music
  • Nutrition/food demonstrations
  • Cooking demos
  • Speakers
  • Product/service booths
  • Children activities/games/clowns/balloon twisters/face painting
  • Free Health screenings



Come join us!

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Jesse De La Cruz at 408.241.1922 ext. 7428 or jdelacruz@diabetes.org.



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