Help A Diabetic Child Foundation to Present Inaugural Lohman Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – (October 17, 2019) –

WHAT

Lohman Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference

WHEN

Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm    

WHERE

Port Orange Family YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange  

DETAILS:

On November 17, Help A Diabetic Child Foundation (HADC) will host the inaugural Lohman Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference in partnership with the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Halifax Health.  This will be the largest conference on diabetes taking place on the Central East Coast of Florida.  The conference is open to the public and has sessions suited for children, families, caregivers, and medical providers.  Presentations will cover an array of topics relative to diabetes and wellness.  Various wellness and diabetes-related vendors will also be in attendance.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Ryan Reed, a NASCAR driver living with type 1 diabetes. 

Earlier this year, it was announced that Nancy and Lowell Lohman donated a total of $100,000 to the HADC Foundation to help get it started in Volusia County.  Lowell Lohman, a successful athlete throughout his life, will participate in the conference as a guest speaker.  In addition, Lohman and Reed will be joined in a break-out panel discussion on “Diabetes & Sports” by Coach Rick Zucchi, owner of ZEE Goalkeeper Academy, and Emily Lafferty, an outstanding soccer player and 2019 graduate of Spruce Creek High School.

The cost to attend is $15 for children, $20 for adults and $40 for healthcare professionals. Continuing education credits are available.  Lunch is included in registration.  Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. 

To register for the Lohman Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference, visit volusiadiabetes.com.  For more information, contact Cheryl Jenkins at 386.547.8149.

Help A Diabetic Child

HADC provides diabetic medications and insulin, diabetic medical supplies and services to children and young adults with diabetes who are newly diagnosed or experiencing a financial hardship.  They bridge a gap!  HADC is a 501(c) (3) public charity and accepts donations through their website at helpadiabeticchild.org.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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