Florida Department of Health Shines Blue Spotlight for World at Florida Historic Capitol on Diabetes Day

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Contact: DOH Communications
Jessica Hammonds, Press Secretary
(850) 245-4111, On-site: (850) 445-3260

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHINES BLUE SPOTLIGHT FOR WORLD AT FLORIDA HISTORIC CAPITOL ON DIABETES DAY

What: The Florida Department of Health (DOH), partners and featured speakers will highlight World Diabetes Day and the importance of diabetes education, prevention and awareness during a press conference. Speakers: DOH Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Dennis Cookro MD, MPH, the Diabetes Advisory Council Chairman Chet Evans and local teen advocate Ms. Haley May.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Media set-up time and location for the press conference: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Front Steps of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum

400 South Monroe Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Note: At dusk on Nov. 14, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum will light up in blue, joining the Empire State Building, Sydney’s Opera House, Niagara Falls, the Pyramids and over a thousand other iconic landmarks across the world to honor the battle against diabetes.

Following the press conference, event attendees will create a mass human formation of a blue circle and State Chef Justin Timineri will be cooking healthy foods for the crowd.

Don’t miss out on DOH’s Blue Facebook Face-off! DOH is challenging everyone to make the Florida Capitol look the best in blue. Take a picture of the Capitol lit at dusk and upload it to our Facebook page so we can choose a winner. And, don’t forget to use the hashtag #WDDinTally when tweeting about the event.

For more information on diabetes, visit DOH’s website at http://www.floridadiabetes.com/.

For more information on World Diabetes Day, visit http://www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/.

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