PAUSE…..for National Woman HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

PAUSE from your Saturday activities and join us as we recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. 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. African American women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected, and our rate of HIV infection in 2010 was TWENTY times that of white women and girls. We must help ourselves and our daughters! 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 of
HIV/AIDS, empowered through education shared by medical and health professionals and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE! Free HIV testing provided.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
12 (noon) – 2 p.m.

~FREE ADMISSION ~ FREE HIV TESTING~ FREE ADMISSION~

DuSable Museum Auditorium
Illinois Black Legislators’ Auditorium
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL
Reception immediately following event

~TO REGISTER GO TO: www.demoiselle2femme.org

SPONSORED BY:
Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP~ South Side Help Center
Office on Women’s Health ~ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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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