Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization, will celebrate with "ritmos de salud" at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter on September 26th, to benefit its Latino Diabetes Initiative.
Guests will enjoy an evening filled with upbeat Latin rhythms from Alexander el Cantante as well as a performance by Boston's own "Salsa y Control" Dance Company; guests will be encouraged to join in on the dance floor. A fabulous array of food will be provided by some of Boston's most renowned Chefs, led by our culinary chair - Chef Jose Duarte of Taranta.
Diabetes is a disease of epidemic proportions across all populations, affecting certain racial/ethnic groups in even greater numbers. National data demonstrates that Latinos have a two-fold increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to the Caucasian population.
Joslin Diabetes Center's Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) strives to improve the lives of Latinos affected by diabetes, or at risk for the disease, through culturally oriented patient care, education, outreach and research, as well as working to find a cure.
For more information please visit giving.joslin.org/ritmos
WHEN: Friday, September 26th, 2014
WHERE: Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, 100 W. 2nd Street, Boston
FOR TICKETS: Tickets ($75) can be purchased by calling 617. 309.2512 or emailing Meghan.Mongeau@joslin.harvard.edu
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is committed to advancing diabetes research, clinical care, education and health and wellness programs on a global scale. Joslin is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes. Joslin is an independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and is recognized worldwide for driving innovative solutions in diabetes prevention, research, education, and care. Its mission is to prevent, treat and cure diabetes and the organization's vision is a world free of diabetes and its complications. For more information, visit www.joslin.org.