Free Health Screenings Available at St. Mary Medical Center’s Diabetes Walkathon

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Lace up your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for the third annual Diabetes Walkathon Health & Information Fair on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Cabrillo High School.

The fundraiser will take place around the high school track, 2001 Santa Fe Avenue, from 9 to 11 a.m. and will benefit St. Mary Medical Center’s Outpatient Diabetes Program, which is the first and longest-serving certified diabetes education program in Long Beach. The program has been continuously certified by the American Diabetes Association for 11 years.

“We look forward to seeing a lot of the Long Beach community show up and walk to promote family health and wellness,” said Mary Crocker, program coordinator for Diabetes Education.

The health fair will include informational booths and free blood pressure and glucose screenings.

Walking teams are encouraged and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Kit Katz at kit.katz@dignityhealth.org or call (562) 491-4840.

About Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center
Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1923, St. Mary Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, offers a full continuum of acute care services to the Greater Long Beach community. With more than 600 physicians, more than 1,350 employees and 389 rooms, St. Mary is committed to providing a unique balance of leading-edge technology, while ensuring dignity and compassionate care of body, mind and spirit to the community we serve. Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center has mostly private rooms and enjoys a reputation for quality, including a 2014 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and a 2014 Stroke Care Excellence Award. St. Mary Medical Center is also a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accredited Center and has a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, in addition to a CIGNA Bariatric Center of Excellence designation. For more information, please visit us at www.stmarymedicalcenter.org.

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