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On the Dance Floor...
Bollywood 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 9 before everyone else. 

Bollywood, Art Contest & More! 
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes

Lots happening this next month at DOD. Hope you will join in on one or all of the activities. 
Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Night, 10/18/12, 6-8 p.m.


In honor of the backbone of our organization, you are invited to join us for a fun evening filled with celebration, recognition, mingling, and yes, free beer, wine and snacks, compliments of the Sports Basement located at 1590 Bryant St (@ 15th St). Free parking - enter on Florida Street.


Besides that, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Vote on the best Dance Out Diabetes Expressive Diabetes Art Contest 2012 design.
  • Learn a little Zumba dance routine to get ready for our 11/10/12 dance-a-thon which will feature our first attempt at an international, 15-minute virtual dance (but no pressure ~ you can kick back if you prefer).
  • See who gets Volunteer of the Year.
  • Come meet some of your Board of Directors.
  • Get 10% off  the coolest fitness apparel and equipment at the Sports Basement with 10% of all sales gong back to DOD! 
Register Here to let us know you're coming!


Bollywood THIS Saturday,  9/8/12, 1-3 pm! (Download flyer and share with others here.)

Don't let the foggy days of summer get you down! Let a little Bollywood into your life. Joti Singh is the artistic director and founder of Duniya Dance and Drum Company. She travels often to West Africa, India, Punjab and Guinea to expand and share her knowledge of the unique blends of dance and drums from those areas and beyond. Everyone has a blast learning Bollywood from Joti!
 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!
  And if you want to break  out some moves virtually,  check out  our Bollywood 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.  


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. Our team of certified diabetes educators look forward to seeing you.
Expressive Diabetes Art Contest!


To kick off the annual Dance Out Diabetes dance-a-thon, all participants, volunteers and donors are invited to join in a design contest.


The winning design will be placed on a fitness bag to be given out during the 11/10/12 dance-a-thon.

The winner will receive $100, (10) fitness bags to give out to family/friends, and acknowledgment on all media used in conjunction with the design. We opted for a fitness bag as it will have so many more uses than a t-shirt.


Deadline: Designs must be received by 5 PM Pacific Standard Time Oct. 10, 2012.


For more information on how to enter, download the Expressive Diabetes Art Contest instructions.


Pre Dance-a-thon Buzz

Mark your calendars:
  • 11/10/12, 1-5 p.m. Annual Dance-a-thon Fundraiser at the African American Art & Culture Complex. This is the premier World Diabetes Day celebration in the Bay Area, packed with fun and collaboration with several other diabetes non-profits, and will fund an entire year of programs. Interested in volunteering for the event or have a cool item for our silent auction? Please contact me to discuss.
Full details next newsletter!

P.S. Next month is Michael Jackson's Thriller dance. 


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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).