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Help La Clinica's Diabetes Group Visits get new BP Machines and Exercise Equipment!

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BENEFITING: La Clinica De La Raza

EVENT DATE: Jun 02, 2013

Maria Fernandez

THE STORY:

Hi all,

After many years of saying I was going to do a marathon, I am finally running (or trotting/hobbling/wobbling) a marathon at age 25! And, although there are only about 7 days left, I would love to have this 'cause' or 'fundraiser' motivate me get to the finish line because it is something I really believe in!

I volunteer at La Clinica de La Raza in Oakland and I work with patients with Type II Diabetes during their Diabetes Group Visits. Group Visits are an innovative, high quality, and effective way of helping patients (in this case, mostly low-income immigrant patients) manage complications that are associated with having type II Diabetes. Group Visits help patients by creating a support network for them (where they can share common experiences), a space where they can have access to high quality health care (there is a team of health care practitioners there for 2-3 hours!), where they get their questions answered, where they learn from other patients, and they get to learn new ways of eating healthy and exercising (without the need for gym membership). The Group Visit model basically meets their physical, medical, educational, social, and psychological needs/concerns.

So help me by donating to get them much needed new blood pressure machines AND exercise equipment (think: stretch bands and yoga mats).

Thanks so much!

To read more, go to (or email me if you have questions):
http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/2/58.full
http://www.flhsa.org/Diabetes Medical Group Visit Toolkit.pdf

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Fundraiser Title

Maria Fernandez

Amount Raised

$800

 

267% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Patsy

Patsy

DONATION: $50

In honor of Maria, for all you do! (and La Clinica too, for their service to community members!) 4 years ago

Melissa

Melissa

Suerte amor!!! 4 years ago

Kelechi

Kelechi

I'm so proud of you chica! Run Like the Wind! 4 years ago

Erica

Erica

4 years ago

Christina Cackler

Christina Cackler

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

DBohm

DBohm

Good luck!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

May the true source of diabetes be addressed. Down with diabetes! 4 years ago

Daniel

Daniel

DONATION: $30

Down with diabetes! 4 years ago