It’s Time to PAUSE…for Diabetes Prevention & Awareness

Kovler Diabetes Center & Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP presents

It”s time to PAUSE again from shopping, cleaning, hair appointments and watching t.v. to talk about … DIABETES PREVENTION & AWARENESS!

A Reality Check -According to the American Diabetes Association: -Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces today. – The prevalence of both type 1* and type 2* increased among young people substantially over the past decade. – Complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences for this and subsequent generations if the trend is not reversed.

We are calling all mothers, daughters, women and girls to “pause” from your Saturday activities and join us in our fight to reduce diabetes. The African American community is in an extreme health crisis and we must create a legacy of good health to pass on to future generations. The crisis we ignore today may be catastrophic tomorrow!

“PAUSE” is an engaging 2-hour symposium designed for women and girls ages 12 and up! You will be enlightened by personal stories from young people living with diabetes, empowered through medical information shared by health professionals and cooking demonstrations, and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE for Diabetes! Information will also be provided about the services and support provided to the community by Kovler Diabetes Center.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

12 (noon) – 2 p.m.

~ FREE ADMISSION

~Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) Lobby 900 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637

~Lunch provided

~REGISTER NOW! (limited space of 90 attendees only!) ONLINE – WWW.DEMOISELLE2FEMME.ORG, TELEPHONE – 773.779.9371, or CONTACT FROM below

Join Us At Our “Be Grateful” Benefit Concert

The “Be Grateful” benefit concert is a collaboration between the Heath School of Music and Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP. The concert celebrates four female artists (Rosalind Sanders-Jones, Sonjia Blumenberg- Dickerson, Cynthia Nunn, Woola “Candy” LaFlora) who have made significant contributions to Gospel music. Proceeds from the concert will support the continuance and expansion of programs offered to youth residing in distressed communities which are served by the organizations. A description of the collaborative partners is provided below:

The Heath School of Music is designed to provide children ages 5 through 18 an opportunity of discovery and exploration through the world of music.  Outcomes from student participation in the program include increased creativity, revealed musical talent, increased focus, discipline, listening skills and cohesive interaction with their peers. Children learn to read music as well as the history of various musicians and musical genres such as classical, gospel, blues, jazz, rock, funk and soul. The Heath School of Music provides a vital service to the community at a time when many schools have cut or eliminated music and arts programming due to budgetary constraints.  The Heath School of Music supports schools and community agencies with music education programs for children who may not otherwise receive musical instruction. In the implementation of the model; music is used to empower students to avoid at-risk behaviors while increasing their self-worth, musical aptitude, cultural knowledge and use of critical thinking skills.  More information on the Health School of Music can be found at www.charlesrickheath.com

Demoiselle 2 Femme (D2F), French for “Young Ladies to Women” is a nonprofit organization with a rich history of providing community-based programs to girls on the far south side of Chicago as well as the south suburbs.  The mission of D2F is to provide holistic services, education, instruction and training to assist adolescent females in a successful transition to womanhood. In fulfilling its mission, D2F has provided prevention and education programs to more than 2,000 girls ages 13-19 in the Chicagoland community for almost 20 years.

Through various programs, girls are challenged to utilize critical thinking skills in operation of one of the greatest powers humans possess-the power of choice.  D2F provides an array of prevention programs which address: HIV/AIDS, obesity, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and violence, as well as financial literacy, leadership development, college access and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) centered programming for girls. In 2008, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP announced its plans to build a state of the art facility for girls.  The purpose of the H.O.P.E. (Honor Opportunity Purpose Endurance) Center for Girls is to inspire girls to achieve personal, academic, and social success.  Upon completion, the H.O.P.E. Center will serve as a community-based institution which provides gender-specific programming to increase the social and cognitive development of girl.  For more information on Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP visit: www.demoiselle2femme.org

Shop With A Purpose at The Carsons Community Day

Greetings Friends & Family

Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP has been participating in Community Days Fundraiser since February 2010. Since 2010 through the support of generous donors we have sponsored 6 girls for Summer Leadership Tour and awarded 10 – $250 book scholarships.

Partner with us today and purchase Community Day Booklets on-line by clicking link http://bit.ly/PeZA6F or stop by our office Monday – Friday between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Booklets are $5 each. Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP keeps 100% of booklet price to “Build Leaders One Girl At A Time”

Thanks in advance for your support!