(Scarborough, Tobago – November 7th, 2018): Participants will not only benefit from blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol testing, conducted by the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) at this week’s Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation (BCDF) event; they will also experience a wider range of services including those provided by the TRHA’s Nutrition, Dental and Mental Health Units and learn about the work being done with Diabetics at the Authority’s Hyperbaric Chamber and by the Surgical Ward Amputee Action Group (SWAAG), a support group for amputees set up by staff members.
The 10th Annual BCDF “Diabetes in the Limelight Jamboree” in celebration of World Diabetes Day will take place on Friday, November 9th 2018, at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough from 10:00 a.m. This year’s theme is “The Family & Diabetes” with the tagline: “Diabetes Concerns Every Family”. Other activities include Food Demonstrations, Foot Exams/Massages, A1c for all, Stroke Information, Doctors’ Consultations, A Children’s Booth including artwork, a Weight Clinic, Spin-To-Win/Physical Activity Competitions, Zumca©, Vision Screening, Diabetes Education, giveaways and much more.
The TRHA has been an avid supporter of the BCDF from inception and extends congratulations to the founders as they observe a decade of selfless service to Tobago in building awareness of the importance of good health.
The BCDF is an incorporated, charitable foundation based in Trinidad and Tobago with a mission to enrich the lives of people living with cancer and diabetes by providing financial resources, support and preventative and management education. The BCDF has expressed tremendous gratitude to the TRHA for its continued support of this event over the years which, according to them, would not be a success without it.