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On the Dance Floor...
Thriller Dance 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 10 before everyone else. 

Thriller Dance, Volunteer Night, & Art Contest
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes

There are so many upcoming opportunities to get involved with DOD. We hope you will join in our activities. 
Expressive Diabetes Art Contest:

There's still time to submit your entry!


Calling all participants, volunteers and donors! You are invited to join in a design contest. You don't have to be Van Gogh or Monet; we're looking for doodlers and non-artists to try their hand at a design to be placed on a fitness bag for 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. 


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.


This design contest was made possible by the sponsorship of Santarus, Inc. 

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Thriller Dance this Saturday,  
10/13/12, 1-3 pm! 
(Download flyer and share with others here.)

Join Dance Out Diabetes in learning the moves to Michael Jackson's hit music video dance, Thriller. This spooky 1980s dance is still a popular and well-known video that crosses boundaries of language, culture, and geography. Instructor Caroline Howe has been teaching for Thrill the World, an annual simultaneous dance, where every October Funky Zombies across the globe gather to celebrate the greatest selling record of all-time! Caroline breaks down Thriller into fun, easy-to-follow movements for everyone to enjoy! 
To enhance this spooky dance, we invite you to come in costume!

Michael Jackson Thriller  Join us at the African  American Art & Culture  Complex (AAACC) located  at 762 Fulton  Street, San  Francisco 94102 (between  Webster & Buchanan, with  easy Muni access and free  parking). A BIG "Thank  you" to the AAACC, who  has donated studio space  for us to use.  
 If you want a taste of the  music on Saturday, check  out our Thriller  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 ensure 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. 
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!


Dance-a-thon is Just Around the Corner

Get excited for the Annual Dance Out Diabetes Dance-a-thon Fundraiser! This is the premier World Diabetes Day celebration in the Bay Area, packed with fun and collaboration with several other diabetes non-profits. Please join us on 11-10-12 from 1-5 p.m. at the African American Art & Culture Complex.
Here are just a few of many exciting Dance-a-thon features to look forward to:
  • Local celebrity Freeplay Dance Crew performance (they'll lead us in a group dance, too!)
  • Live streaming with a mini-Zumba routine, lead by Rossy Leon
  • Health screenings & diabetes education 
  • Fun dance contest  
  • Silent Auction
  • Finger food, beverages & prizes 
Interested in volunteering for the event or have a cool item for our silent auction? Please contact me to discuss.
Full details next newsletter!
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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).