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On the Dance Floor...
Salsa with Elsa Rivera
Diabetes in
Real Life 
This series is written by Paula Ford-Martin, MA and covers useful tips and helpful ways to manage diabetes.

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It's not Donna Summer's "Last Dance"!
It's Salsa with Elsa Rivera this Saturday 
12/13/14, 1-3 p.m.!
       (Download flyer & share with others HERE) 

Elsa Rivera (salsa) Join Elsa Rivera in a lively Salsa class that gets the arms moving and hips shaking for a fun workout everyone can enjoy.

We'll be at the African American Art & Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Muni access & free parking).

No need to register. Just show up! You get a $277 value health screening, and if you dance, collect $20 in carrot cash (while supplies last) to spend at participating farmers' markets (for kids with diabetes and all adults who participate). The health screening is optional, but it is needed to get the carrot cash reward. We suggest a $10 donation at the door, if you can afford.


Please arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in (or 1:15 p.m. if you are not doing the health screening). Bring water, a snack if you need it, and comfortable shoes. 

Have a question? Call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386 or email her at tgarnero@danceoutdiabetes.org.  

Stay tuned for more information on our January dance. We are confirming space and instructors, and we will let you know in January!

We Really Need Your Help

Funding is almost out so please help us keep going for 2015!

Or send your tax-deductible check to Dance Out Diabetes at PO Box 14002, SF, CA 94114.

We appreciate your generosity!

Dance & Community Health Center Resources

Between the dances, here are some resources for you to check out:

Here is a list of a few dance centers in the San Francisco area. Find a class near you!

Here is a list community health centers in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.

Featured Sponsor: San Francisco Spine Pain Relief Clinic

Dr. Denny is back in more ways than one! She is bringing healthy, yummy snacks and is volunteering her time to cover your back.

Have back or neck pain? Body aches and pains? Receive a no obligation, no charge consultation with Dr. Lonna Denny D.C., owner of the San Francisco Spine Pain Relief Center.

Complimentary on site evaluations for all DOD attendees at this Saturday's dance, so come!

And here is a note of gratitude for Dr. Denny and her team!

New Year, New Changes

A big "thank-you" to several existing founding Board of Directors!

To Rosie Castillo and her DJ, Treasurer/Secretary role. She will maintain her position on the Board and as the DJ. :)

To Michelle Barth for all her efforts in coordinating the volunteers for our monthly dances since the beginning. She will stay on the Board and you will see her at an occasional dance. For 2015, Kenzie will take on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. We ask that all volunteers commit to at least 6 of the 12 dances. Reminder emails will be sent before the dances. Thank you to our 2014 volunteers!

To Julisa Nunez for being with us from the very first dance. She also will remain on the Board and help out as a volunteer from time to time.

To Margaret Keyes for her dedication and support. She is rotating off the Board.

As for that Theresa Garnero chica, she will stay on the Board as Treasurer, and on as a CDE volunteer for many of the dances.

Garnero's Last Column Dance

Well, well. What an amazing dance it has been with this organization. The idea came to me almost 10 years ago and I am so thankful that our new executive director, Grace Uniacke, has stepped up to the plate to keep our efforts going. We will be working together during the transition.

Also, thank you for all the Tiny Ticket donations! We raised over $1,110. As a young organization, we face many challenges and funding is the biggest.

With all that DOD has brought to the community, can I ask you for a parting gift? Will you please donate to DOD? Every bit will help fund our next year's operations. The link is now fixed to our online platform or you can also mail in a check made out to Dance Out Diabetes at PO Box 14002, SF, CA 94114. It is tax-deductible and goes to the MOST INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY-BASED MEDICAL FITNESS MODEL on the planet. Didn't mean to shout. I'm just excited. So please, can you help?

Thank you for this amazing journey, the partnerships, the friendships, and very importantly, the joy in moving together to great music with wonderful instructors and free dancer spirits!

See you soon.


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

Founder and Executive Director 
Want to do the right thing for your body or support someone with prediabetes or diabetes (all types)? Feel like smiling while being active and not mess up your hair?  Then come join the caring community of non-dancers having fun moving to music. Stay connected with us on Facebook (you don't have to have a Facebook account to read our updates).