Nashville, Tennessee (TN Tribune) — The Dorothy Marie Kinnard Basis (DMKF), an
group established in 2012 to boost consciousness with the challenges of diabetes amongst
African Individuals, will current a FunFitness Dance Train Occasion on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Camp Widgiwagan positioned at 3088 Smith Springs Street, Antioch, TN 37013.
The FunFitnessDance Train: Shake Your Rump to the Funk, themed from the Funk/Soul
R&B hit music by the legendary Barkays shall be spun by native DJ Victor Chatman and the routine is choreographed by one of many former Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. Authentic lead singer of the Barkays, Larry Dodson, may even be in attendance to carry out the hit music because the group goes reside at 11:00 a.m. Contributors from the group will participate within the synchronized dance which is designed to result in solidarity in an effort to advertise well being and wellness and the significance of every day exercise- one of many main parts to serving to fight Kind II Diabetes.
The occasion may even embody free meals, free parking, child’s and grownup’s actions and extra.
“We’re dedicated to persevering with a legacy of giving by the muse and wish to invite the Nashville group to come back out and participate in a enjoyable and worthwhile exercise,” acknowledged Rhea Kinnard, president and founding father of the group. “As a result of diabetes disproportionately impacts individuals of colour, notably African Individuals, the muse believes that it is a name to motion to assist de-escalate the alarming rise of this debilitating illness,” she added.
The inspiration is a companion with the American Diabetes Affiliation and works to unfold
consciousness by its African American outreach initiatives. This yr’s occasion sponsors embody HCA Healthcare/TriStar Well being, Meharry Medical School, The Vein Guys, and Household & Youngsters’s Providers amongst others.
Based on the American Diabetes Affiliation, greater than 34 million individuals now have diabetes and almost 90 million are prone to creating it. Furthermore, diabetes is without doubt one of the main causes of dying and incapacity in the USA and has include a staggering price in extra of $350 billion yearly and continues to climb as extra individuals develop the illness. Diabetes is now one of many quickest rising illnesses amongst African Individuals affecting youth, girls and the aged at disproportionate charges than every other ethnic group.
Since its institution, the Dorothy Marie Kinnard Basis has been diligent in selling training and spreading consciousness on diabetes prevention along with partnering with a variety of organizations all through the years.
The mission of the Dorothy Marie Kinnard Basis is to function a platform to boost consciousness and highlight problem-solving methods designed to assist African Individuals higher handle diabetes in addition to assist lower the variety of African Individuals who’re prone to creating the illness.
The occasion is free and open to the general public. For extra info relating to the occasion or DMKF, go to www.dmkf.org.