Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree


World Diabetes Day (WDD) is Saturday 14 November 2015. WDD was created in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Healthy Living and Diabetes is the theme for 2014 – 2016.

The Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation invites you to join the campaign with us at our 7th Annual Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree; a culmination of our yearlong activities, which included:

•Small group workshops
•   Quarterly newsletter
•   Complimentary foot care and support group
•   Life for a child project
•   Small grants to families or individuals affected by diabetes or cancer
•   Flagship fundraiser "Breakfast Morning and Diabetes Awareness Dialogue" (largest Outdoor breakfast in Tobago)

Date: Friday 6th November, 2015
Venue: Cyd Gray Sporting Complex, Roxborough, Tobago
Time: 10.00am – till.
Free Gifts for the first 100

At the Jamboree: Blood glucose screening, cholesterol testing, blood pressure checks, HbA1c test, microalbumin/urine test, weight Clinic, doctors, vision testing, nurses, foot exams, nutrition education and stroke awareness. New this year, we will have specialist doctors on site.

Additional activities for children include storytelling; folk Zumba; on-site art and craft; and primary school poster competition artwork and winners’ display. Be sure to visit our Information booth to pick up the “Diabetes Discourse” our quarterly newsletter and other diabetes education brochures.

As in the past years, the “Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree” will highlight preventive measures to promote healthier lifestyles; continue to help the public better understand the serious threat that diabetes poses to individuals, families and communities; and create awareness about how to prevent and/or delay diabetes and its complications. This year – 2015, because of the escalating dilemma of diabetes, and to raise more awareness, there is an even special need to promote the Jamboree – we would like to have a 1,000 people at the Jamboree to form a human blue circle. Wear blue and come help to stamp out diabetes from our country. Our circle will send a strong statement to our policy-makers about the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical health issue.