“Defeating Diabetes – is a Family Affair” on June 9th, 2013 With Celtics Legend, Dana Barros

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Boys and Girls Club in Partnership with Brockton-Area Organizations to Host “Defeating Diabetes – is a Family Affair” on June 9, 2013. Part of Brockton Knock Down Diabetes Week.

Special Guest Appearance by Celtics Legend, Dana Barros

The Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, Inc. in partnership with Good Samaritan Medical Center, New England Sinai Hospital and local community organizations, is hosting a free event for multicultural families in  Brockton and the surrounding areas.  Attendees will learn about diabetes prevention and resources, enjoy a fun event for the whole family, and get to meet and learn from Celtics Legend, Dana Barros.

WHAT:          Defeating Diabetes – Is a Family Affair! With Celtics Legend, Dana Barros
WHEN:          Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:        Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, 233 Warren Ave.,  Brockton
COST:           FREE
REGISTER:    Call 508-427-2753
The event, which is free and open to the public, will offer free diabetes testing, kid friendly activities, culturally-competent speakers, healthy refreshments, music, giveaways and more.

Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to join Dana Barros in the court and participate in simple, fun basketball drills, dribbles and jump shots.  Attendees will also get to hear from Dana’s experiences on fitness, hard-work, and success.  Barros, a native of Boston and of Cape-Verdean descent, played basketball for Boston College, where he was one of the school’s all-time leading scorers.  He spent six of his 14 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics.

"We are thrilled to be part of this important event to inform Brockton’s multicultural families about valuable resources, and programs in the area of Diabetes prevention and control", stated William Conlon, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Brockton, MA. "We are very lucky to have Dana Barros at our program, as he is a great example of how important exercise and activity is for our local residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent chronic disease."

The event will be hosted by Mary Richardson, former co-anchor of WCVB TV “Chronicle”.
Additional community partners include the Community Empowerment Center, Mass in Motion from the Brockton Mayor’s office, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship and El Mundo Newspaper.
To learn more about this event or to register please call 508-427-2753.






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