JOIN ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL’S TEAM IN A 5K WALK FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH
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Contact: Deborah Marshall, Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Planning
WARWICK – (Sept. 16) – Take a short walk to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
Everyone is invited to join the St. Anthony Community Hospital “Team St. Anthony” for the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 5k walk. This year’s event is scheduled for 12 Noon on Sunday, September 30, at the Goshen, NY Historic racetrack on Park Place. Registration is at 11 A.M.
Type 1 diabetes strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves multiple insulin injections or use a pump — every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
“By joining this team and ‘walking for the cure,” said St. Anthony Community Hospital Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN, CDE, “you have an opportunity to do something to support research that may eventually help to eradicate Juvenile Diabetes.”
JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an auto-immune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. JDRF is the leading funds provider and advocate of type 1 diabetes science.
Anyone interested in joining Team St. Anthony should go to: www.walk.jdrf.org
The St. Anthony Community Hospital Children with Diabetes support group meets every fourth Monday at the hospital’s 2nd floor conference room between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. For more information please call: 845-987-5168
About Bon Secours Charity Health System
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.
Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.
The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.