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