Feria After months of tireless efforts from the American Diabetes Association’s Por Tu Familia committee led by Helene Velazquez, we are finally 6 short days away from our “Feria De Salud” (9/12/2009) that will be held in the Bronx but there is still work to do. I am asking you…my reader to help us get the word out about this event. WE NEED YOU TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS.
What is La Feria De Salud?
Feria de Salud is an outdoor community event that is intended to reach thousands of local Latinos/Hispanics with the important message that they may be at risk for diabetes. Feria captures the festive elements of a street fair, but maintains the important aspects of choosing and managing a healthier lifestyle for the entire Latino family. The atmosphere of Feria includes music, dancing, nutritional information, cooking demonstrations, speakers on topics related to diabetes, and a variety of product and service booths.
This year we will have special appearances by Lisa Mateo, Son Boricua, Tony Touch (my favorite DJ) and Dance on 2.
We need your support…via volunteers, sponsorship and just spreading the word about this event. I am specifically looking for Latino organizations to link up and become a community partner in this initiative.
Tell your friends to tell their friends to tell their cousins and let’s all have a great celebration that promotes healthy living in our community.
So many of you have asked how you can help us on Sept 12th for La Feria De Salud…and this is my response.
Volunteers are needed to make this event a success…
please sign up or invite someone who you know would jump at the opportunity to help raise awareness that disease that has affected us so much. Here is the link, I will personally be there with my family and some friends.
Volunteer For Feria!
If you are not in the NYC area but want to get involved with the American Diabetes Association and Por Tu Familia, visit for Por Tu Familia’s website.
BONUS…FREE LATINO COOKBOOK!!!!
To request your free copy of our Latin Flavor in the Kitchen Recipe Sampler and to receive a free guide on type 2 diabetes (request ADA Channel number 2), call 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383). Bilingual representatives are available to take your call.
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On May 1st, thousands of us will take to the streets to demand an end to immigration policies that marginalize and dehumanize millions of our people. Our presence will be historic and important, but we must not stop there. Latinos have long been a driving force behind the economy of the United States, but we have yet to speak with a unified political voice that forces our government to do right by all of us. We can—and starting today, with your help, we will.
No not really…but damned if this headline did not get your attention. I will go on the record as saying that I hope that this is really just a rumor. They make such a beautiful couple and the twins are precious…but the traffic stats on that headline will most likely break records on any story we ever had on this site…why? porque a ustedes les gusta el Bonchinche…yeah you like gossip.
My Grandmother always said…
“A mi no me gusta el bonchinche…pero me entretiene”
“I do not like gossip…but its entertaining
For those of you who are Sofrito readers… you should know better…this is not that kind of site…So now that I have your attention…let me tell you where you can get it! This weeks Tesoro On The Web, www.Hissip.com is jumping into the celebrity gossip game, giving major players like Perez Hilton a major run for their money (at least with stories of Latino interest).
Ever wonder what would In Living Color be like if the Wayans were Latino? Or what would have become of House of Buggin…had FOX TV not turned into MAD TV…well I have seen what it looks like…like a bunch of crazy Latinos in ROOM 28. If you heard Radio Capicu…then you may have heard me talk about this group before…we have worked with several of it’s members on previous projects but what they have going on uptown is serious…seriously funny.
NEW YORK, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Three new original productions that place the world and dreams of young Latinos at the center were announced today by MTV Tr3s ( http://www.mtvtr3s.com ). […]