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BCDF In The News

by BCDF

Here is a selection of articles from around the web, which mention the BCDF and the work that we do towards the understanding, managing and preventing diabetes. If you find other articles that you believe should be mentioned here, please don't hesitate to tell us about it.

CAST Distributes More Grants to Tobago NGOs

Despite current budgetary constraints, the Office of the Prime Minister Central Administrative Services Tobago (C.A.S.T) yesterday awarded grant funding to several Tobago organizations to assist with their social development programmes.

Read on at Facebook...

Roxborough Student wins Diabetes Poster Competition

Roxborough Anglican Primary School student, Summer Leigh Holder walked away with the top prize in the 9th annual Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation island-wide school children poster competition, having the most innovative depiction of the 2017 World Diabetes Day theme, "Women and Diabetes."

Read on at the Newsday...

Diabetes In the Limelight Jamboree

The Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) just completed the Annual Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree and other events for World Diabetes Day. Here is some of the media coverage of the month's activities

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Cancer Workshop

The Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) held its Cancer Workshop recently.

View it on Let's Talk Tobago...

The Diabetes Jamboree

The Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) held its 5th annual Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree on Friday at the Roxborough Sporting Complex.

Read on at the Tobago News...

Diabetes case hits record – and half go unnoticed!

As we marked World Diabetes Day last week (November 14) many events all around the world were conducted/organised by various bodies and institutions. Sadly, the updated statistics from the International Diabetic Federation (IDF) emphasised again the grim picture of the challenges we face in dealing with the epidemic of diabetes.

Read on at the Tobago News...

Successful Diabetes Jamboree

With a deep desire to heighten the awareness of diabetes and paint the town blue, the Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) had its Fourth Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree at the Cyd Gray Complex in Roxborough last Friday.

Read on at the Tobago News...

Diabetes Health Fair

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation will be holding its 4th annual "Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree' on Friday at the Cyd Grey Complex in Roxborough at 9 am.

Read on at the Tobago News...

World Diabetes Day Events

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation will hold its 4th Annual "Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree" on 9th November. Activities will include doctors' consults (eye doctor, dentist and more...); diabetes education; artwork from Primary School Children Poster Competition; children and youth monologue contest; blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol testing; foot exams; extensive weight centre consultations; nutrition screening; food demonstrations; free zumba dancing sessions; prize giveaways and a cultural programme.

Read on at the IDF.org...

Trinidad & Tobago NGO News Roundup & Media Tips: Dec 2011 – Jan 2012

This post is the first in a monthly series on NGO news coverage in Trinidad & Tobago.

Read on at the TT NGO News...

A Constant Battle

Adelia Bovell has been waging a war against two major health concerns that affect hundreds of people around the world: cancer and diabetes. The second leading cause of death in Trinidad and Tobago, this country also has one of the highest incidences of diabetes in the Western Hemisphere, according to a study conducted in 2009 by the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative (TTHSI).

Read on at the Trinidad Express...

‘Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree’ today in Tobago

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation will host its third Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree to celebrate World Diabetes Day. The event will take place today at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxborough, Tobago, from 9 am. There will be free transportation for people in some areas and all attendees are asked to wear blue.

Read on at the Newsday...

Diabetes Claims the Color Blue

Pink is for breast cancer, red is for heart disease, purple for pancreatic cancer and now, blue is for diabetes. I am glad diabetes is going to have a colored ribbon. If the ribbon can do for diabetes awareness what pink has done for breast cancer, it will be a good thing.

Read on at the Doctor Weighs In...

THA presents cheque to the Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) continues to assist non governmental organisations in their fight to promote healthy lifestyles of Tobagonians.

Read on at the THA...

Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation gets $25,000

Chief Secretary Orville London last week Thursday presented a cheque for $25,000 to the Director of the Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation, Dr. Adelia Bovell-Benjamin to assist the foundation in carrying out its diabetes campaign.

Read on at the Tobago News...

THA gives $25,000 to help beat diabetes

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) continues to assist NGOs in their fight to promote healthy lifestyles among Tobagonians. Chief secretary Orville London presented a cheque for $25,000 to director of the Bovell Cancer and Diabetes Foundation, Dr Adelia Bovell-Benjamin, to assist the foundation in carrying out its diabetes campaign.

Read on at the Trinidad Guardian...

Diabetes jamboree in Tobago Friday

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation invites the public to its second Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree on November 12 to celebrate World Diabetes Day. The event, which will be held at Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxborough, Tobago beginning at 9 am, will feature blood glucose screening, cholesterol testing, blood pressure checks, food demonstrations, diabetes risk tests, nutrition dcreening, weight, body mass index and body fat measures.

Read on at the Newsday...