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DMK Foundation hosts 4th annual FunFitness Dance Exercise to spread diabetes awareness, education

Shae Nycole set to perform her #1 iTunes hit single ‘Do Right’

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The Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation will hold its 4th annual FunFitness Dance Exercise event on Saturday, June 8.

The Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation (DMKF) will hold its 4th annual FunFitness Dance Exercise, which will take place on Saturday, June 8, from 11 am to 3 pm at Camp Widjiwagan (Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center) located at 3088 Smith Springs Road, Antioch, Tenn. 37013.

The purpose of the event is to spread diabetes awareness and promote health and wellness in the community by helping individuals learn ways of better managing and/or preventing the disease. This year’s pre-Juneteenth FunFitness theme is ‘Do Right: Mind, Body & Soul.’ It will focus on empowerment to better health and wellness and doing what’s right to garner good health. Country Soul music artist, Shae Nycole, will perform her #1 iTunes hit single, ‘Do Right’ as participants join in solidarity to spread awareness on the country’s 7th leading cause of death.

This year’s event will feature a variety of fun activities such as healthy cooking demonstrations and sampling, health vendors, free food, and prize give-a-aways. There will also be an appearance by the Fatboy Basketball League. The event is free and open to the public with plenty of convenient parking.

“Our foundation is thrilled to host the 4th annual FunFitness event and is committed to spreading awareness on diabetes prevention through our organization’s mission,” said Rhea Kinnard, president/founder. “Because diabetes disproportionately affects people of color, the foundation is taking a ‘boots on the ground’ approach to promoting awareness and education among this group.”

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million people now have diabetes and 96 million are at risk of developing it. Moreover, diabetes is one of the leading causes of death with one in 10 people having the disease and one in four people at risk of getting it.

This year’s event sponsors include HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, WeGo Public Transit, Fleet Feet, 92Q Radio, in addition to others.

To learn the line dance and join in solidarity or to learn more about the upcoming event and register, visit <FunFitness2024.eventbrite.com>.

For more information regarding the Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation, visit <www.dmkf.org>.

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