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On the Dance Floor...
Hot Hula for all this Saturday

Are you trying to lose a few pounds?  

Weigh Wise can help. Every month, you get a new focus using the latest science on how to manage weight which in turn prevents other health problems. 

It is written by expert Michelle Barth, RD, CDE, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and DOD Board of Director.

If you come to this Saturday's dance, you'll get volume 7 before everyone else. 

Hot Hula & Who's Getting 
the Cash?
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes

Have you tried the Cash & Care for Wellness Program? 
Dance Out Diabetes and AnyWare Group make it possible to earn cash, care, and other prizes for your efforts to maintain your health. Take advantage of the secure online patient portal, where you can choose the health metrics you track, share results with your health care provider, and learn new ways to to better manage your health. 

Here's a suggestion: Get your colleagues involved in this opportunity. Create a wellness team or find a health buddy at work. Take walks during lunch breaks or after work, exchange favorite healthy recipes, and encourage each other to log your metrics in the online portal for prizes!
To learn more about the program and get started, click here.
Hot Hula THIS Saturday, 7/14, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer and share with others here.)

Elsa Rivera has been performing and dancing for over 20 years, and she will show you an upbeat, fun style of workout that incorporates steps and rhythms from Polynesian to Hawaii. Get ready to get your "ami" on! Please join us at the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) located at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco 94102 (between Webster and Buchanan, with easy Muni access and free parking). AAACC has donated Dance Studio A space for us to use. We so appreciate it!

Elsa Rivera Hot Hula And if you want to break out      some moves virtually, check out  our Hot Hula Fitness Playlist,  compliments of DJ Charis. 


 Email Theresa at
 tgarnero@danceoutdiabetes.org or  call 1-877-765-4386 to say you  plan to attend. This secures your  spot and helps us have enough  staff & supplies.  



Please arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in (or 1:15 if you are not doing the health screening). Bring water, a snack if you need it, and comfortable shoes. Also, it is fun to dress the part: bring your leis, wraps, and flowers for your hair.  
Healthcare costs are crazy and we are doing something about it.  You have access to certified diabetes educators who will answer your questions and provide a free health screening ($100 value) including an A1C test (3 month glucose average), glucose, blood pressure, waist measurements - all tracked over time so you can see your progress. Some people just come to dance and want to pass on the health screening. That's fine. Our friendly environment welcomes all. 
Mid Program Evaluation 
Survey Results


Thanks to all who participated in the mid program survey! Your responses and support are greatly appreciated, and we will use the feedback to amp up our monthly dances. Click Here to see a summary of the responses.

 DOD Physical Activity Motivation


4 Months to Dance-a-thon; 3 months to Volunteer Appreciation! 

Mark your calendars:
  • 10/18/12, 6-8 p.m. Volunteer Appreciation at the Sports Basement 1590 Bryant St., SF, 94103. DOD is possible because of our volunteers, so we will have a fun evening with awards, snacks, free beer and wine. Hello! And T-shirts for the dance-a-thon.
  • 11/10/12, 1-5 p.m. Annual Dance-a-thon Fundraiser at the African American Art & Culture Complex. This funds an entire year of programs. Calling all industry supporters to reserve your table, volunteers for the event and items for our silent auction. Please contact me to discuss.
More info in the coming months.

P.S. Next month is Belly Dancing. 


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Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Dance Out Diabetes Founder and Executive Director
Want to increase your JOY, invest in your body or support someone with prediabetes or diabetes (type 1 and 2, and gestational)? Then come join the free movement with Dance Out Diabetes. Stay connected with us on Facebook (and no, you don't have to have a Facebook account to read our updates).