Jazz Singer Barbara Morrison Performs at NAACP Community Concert

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In addition to performing, Barbara Morrison will share her experience with Diabetes.

The Long Beach Branch NAACP will host a community concert featuring the renowned Jazz & Blues singer Barbara Morrison at the Branch’s NAACP General Membership Meeting. Tom Salerno, the new President/CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, will be introduced to the community.

This program is important because it highlights some major Silent Killers: Diabetes, Hypertension, & Heart Disease. Jazz & Blues artist Barbara Morrison will share her story about Diabetes.

St. Mary Medical Center has been in the for-front as a medical institution doing outreach and education for communities of color about the health impact of silent killers. 

Over 900,000 die in America due to heart disease. Heart disease is considered the number one silent killer. Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease and unfortunately 5.9 million people are unaware that they have the disease. Diabetes and hypertension are risk factors for heart disease.

Many diseases are silent killers in that they are silent (no symptoms or only vague symptoms), and that they are deadly. There are a number of diseases that are known as “silent killers” because they gradually consume you without causing any serious symptoms in the early stages. Regular medical checkups and early diagnosis of unexplained or vague symptoms can save your life. This concert could be life saving.

Community partnerships for this project are welcome. The concert is open to the public. $20 donations can be made. The concert will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Ernest McBride, Sr. Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90813.

Preview a Sample of Barbara Morrison’s Music

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