Healthy Pasta Dinner Helps Support Diabetes

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Staff Report

We all know someone with diabetes. Team Turbo Chargers has committed to walk and raise money at the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes event hosted by the American Diabetes Association, which will take place on Saturday, November 9 at USF.

Jessica Cianfrocca said, “I am inviting you to join me in my quest to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all. Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease.”

The team will host an event that is open to the public at Copper Bell Café, located at 11228 Boyette Rd., in Riverview on Saturday, August 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. All the proceeds from the evening, gratuities included, will be donated to the American Diabetes Association through the Turbo Chargers walk.

Dreamfields Healthy Living Pasta is donating over 100 lbs. of varieties of pasta, which has only 5g of fiber and only 5g digestible carbs per serving. This delicious pasta is perfect for everyone, including those managing blood glucose and those on a low-carb diet. For more information on this pasta’s processing, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3MInrJNfio.

SweetBay Supermarkets of Mira Bay is donating Italian bread and sauces for the event.

A1C Sugar Alert Dogs International will be there with questions and information on its organization. These are dogs that are trained primarily for hypoglycemia alert.

Guest Celebrity “Chef” and Author of the book Raptor’s Prey Vietnam 1966-1967 is Gerald Stesia. He will be at the dinner mingling, enjoying everyone’s company and talking about his book and experiences and also doing signings.

Pamphlets from the American Diabetes Association will supply information about Diabetes.

“By attending our Spaghetti Dinner Benefit you will be making a donation on our behalf towards our $1,000 goal and helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure,” said Cianfrocca.

Dinner costs $12 and includes your choice of pasta, salad and garlic bread.

If you are interested in joining the team, email Cweber0511@aol.com or to make a donation, please visit http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/StepOutAdmin?px=7943720&pg=personal&fr_id=9156.