Rep. Alonzo Urges Parents, Children & Elderly To Advantage of “Feria de Salud Sobre La Diabetes” Health Fair
State Representative Roberto R. Alonzo today encouraged all parents, children and the elderly to take advantage of the “Feria de Salud Sobre La Diabetes” Health Fair on Saturday, September 20, from 9 am – 2 pm at Kidd Springs Park and Recreation Center. The health fair, hosted in part by the American Diabetes Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and a number of other sponsors, will give participants an opportunity to learn about diabetes, a disease that strikes the Hispanic and African-American communities in alarming rates, not only in Texas but nationwide. The Dallas fair is expected to attract 3,000 people. At the fair, a host of health care professionals, health organizations, and a number of other groups – all volunteering their time – will give participants an opportunity to get free health screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, see cooking demonstrations of healthy foods, children’s activities, a Fun Family Walk and other health-related activities. It will also include live music and dancing, special guests from 106.1 KISS FM’s station and a performances and show by the Latin House Krew, a group of talented individuals that has been around since 1997 with a love of house music.
“I urge everyone to attend this important and fun ‘Feria de Salud Sobre la Diabetes’ Health Fair on Saturday. Diabetes is a serious disease and we must take it seriously. It is one of the most prevalent diseases that strikes the Hispanic and African-American communities at much higher alarming rates that whites. The disease, however, is manageable and can be controlled if the proper medication, food diet, and physical activity is taken. This fair, besides offering free screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, and other health-related routine checks, will give participants an excellent opportunity to learn more about the disease, and what they can do to prevent, or if they have it, how to control and mange it,” said Rep. Alonzo.
For further information on the Health Fair, call or visit the website at: 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383) or www.diabetes.org/FeriaDallas.