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WALK FOR THE CURE

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DATE: October 10, 2011

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Deborah Marshall

(845) 368-5570
Deborah_Marshall@bshsi.org

                                 WALK FOR THE CURE

JOIN ST. ANTHONY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL’S  TEAM IN A 5K WALK
               FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH


WARWICK, NY – Take a short walk this Sunday to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

Everyone is invited to join Team St. Anthony for the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 5k walk. This year’s event is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at the Goshen, NY Historic RaceTrack on Park Place. Registration is at 12 Noon.

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 or donating to one of its walkers should go to: www.walk.jdrf.org

The Diabetes Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, the clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

Additional information about St. Anthony Community Hospital, Mount Alverno Center, Schervier Pavilion and Day-At-A-Time is available on the Web at: bschs.bonsecours.com

Bon Secours Charity Health System includes three New York hospitals: Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis; Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern; and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the region's only open heart surgical center at its Suffern campus and the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted-living and adult-home facility, and several other community based medical programs. It serves over half a million people in seven counties and three states. Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, Inc., based in Marriottsville, Maryland which is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing more than 20,000 caregivers in 7 states. For more information visit bschs.bonsecours.com

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