American Diabetes Association Expo
Colorado Convention Center
Date: March 10, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This March, the American Diabetes Association will host its annual expo, the perfect opportunity to take the important steps to keep you and your family healthy. The sad truth is, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and an estimated 79 millions adults are on their way there. The American Diabetes Expo is a free, perfect chance to learn more in an interactive environment for the whole family.
What to expect
It will be nearly impossible to see and experience everything at this free expo. Learn healthy cooking techniques at cooking demonstrations, check out more than 70 products and services designed to keep you healthy, and take advantage of free health screenings for the whole family.
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The American Diabetes Association Expo is also a great chance to learn. Debunk the myths about diabetes at an expo that shines light on the disease as a whole. Listen to leading health experts talk about diabetes management, weight loss, behavior change and prevention. Learn to be healthy from head to toe from the people who know the problem the best.
Act fast to get really involved, and sign up to be one of the many volunteers that will be working the expo. Over a hundred volunteers are needed to help run the expo and there are many different positions. They need volunteers to check in expo participants, coordinate the other volunteers, attend to the needs of the exhibitors and speakers, monitor the audio visual functions, and even provide general information and direct the visitors. What a great way to get involved.
Family Fun Zone
Yes, diabetes is not exactly a fun topic, and its sad truth is the effect it has on all people, especially children. Inspire and educate the kiddos at the family fun zone to keep them positive and in control of their health. There will be a variety of fun, supportive and educational activities for children of all ages, so be sure to bring the whole family.
Getting There and Parking
Yes, the Colorado Convention Center can be a bit overwhelming and, especially if you are new to Denver, just getting there can be intimidating. The Convention Center lies near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard – look for the big blue bear, and you know you are in the right place. Parking options abound. There is an onsite garage with ample parking, but should it fill up, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has a very close garage as well. Parking prices average around $12.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.