Good Samaritan Medical Center is once again collaborating with The Brockton Boys and Girls Club during the annual Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes campaign to present a diabetes awareness and prevention program on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The program will run from 4pm – 6:30pm, and will feature two interactive healthy lifestyle workshops, the 4th Annual Youth Wellness Award presentation, raffles, and a free healthy dinner.
“This partnership with the Boys and Girls Club is always a highlight of our outreach efforts,” said John Jurczyk, FACHE, President of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Having the opportunity to speak directly with so many children about the importance of Diabetes Prevention is imperative to the health of our community.”
“We’ve seen an increase in diagnosis over recent years,” said Asad Saeed, MD, Endocrinologist at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “It’s not uncommon for us to have several members of the same family as patients. We offer diabetes education appointments to all of our patients to help them manage their diagnosis at home with a goal of improved health for each family member.”
Guests attending the June 22 event will participate in two workshops; “Fuel for The Fight Against Diabetes” with Alyssa Giorgio, GSMC Nutritionist, and, “Movement for Every Body” presented by Boys & Girls Club teen members. “Fuel for The Fight Against Diabetes” will focus on the best foods to work with your body to create energy and fight diabetes. The “Movement for Every Body” workshop will display various activities for every level of ability, while demonstrating the importance exercise. Both workshops will focus on family participation in activities and meals for optimal health while managing and preventing diabetes.
The event is free and open to the public, 4:00pm – 6:30pm. The Boys and Girls Club of Brockton is located at 233 Warren Avenue. Participants do not need to be a member of the Boys & Girls Club to attend.