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UTHSC Denim for Diabetes Day , Health fair & November Diabetes Awareness Activities

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in its observance of November’s

Diabetes Awareness Month will be showing their support for those with diabetes by hosting their Annual “Denim for Diabetes Day”. Yes we are turning the campus blue, Wednesday, November 14, 2018. To serve as ambassadors for diabetes awareness, for a donation of $5.00 you can acquire a Denim for Diabetes sticker which will allow you the opportunity to wear jeans on that day. A group picture will be taken at 12:30pm in the Madison Lobby. See list below for distribution points.

Diabetes is a disease which has no cure. More than 29 million children and adults have diabetes and many others are at risk for developing the disease. Many people on campus are affected by diabetes in one way or another. To better inform and prepare our campus we will be having a health fair where we will provide health screenings, checking blood pressure, other biometric screening while educating you on the services that are available for prevention and care. The health fair is Wednesday November 14th   from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Madison Plaza Lobby. Other activities are planned for that day including music, games, food, prizes and more. Throwback UTHSC StepOut Team t-shirts and StepOUT American Diabetes Association (ADA) t-shirts are on sale for $5.00, not all sizes are available – Call 901.448.5318 for more details.

The Denim for Diabetes Stickers can be purchased from the following individuals and locations:

Alexander Bldg.   – Roger Schwartz 8-2236

Pharmacy Bldg. – Sharlet Alexander 8-6036

Dunn Dental Bldg. – Colette Stewart 8-2794

Custodial Services – Bertha Jones 8-5203

GEB — Carol Mason -6464

Campus Police – Carolyn Smith 8-6450

MSB – Lanya Lester 8-2883

TSRB – Thomas Wong 8-1432

MUH – Bridgette Cain – 516-2212

Hyman – Byron Porter/Bursars/Cashier 8-4848

Coleman Bldg – Toyia Polk 8-1143

910 Madison — Rosalind Jackson 8-3331

920 Madison – Patricia Hill – 8-5318

Jackson Family Med – Sharron Jones (731)423-1932 Ext. 224

All donations will go to the American Diabetes Association for research to find a cure for diabetes. If you would like to donate make check payable to the American Diabetes Association and bring to the event or anytime to Patricia Hill at 920 Madison 300A.

HR128 Credit will be available for those who attend, so please sign-in.