Moved by the work of the American Diabetes Association and the alarming ratio of people affected or living with Diabetes, Shani Faure, CMP, began raising funds and awareness through the annual NYC Step Out Walk in 2009. As a special events and publicity aficionado, naming her team Sweet Steps was just a taste of her wellness-inspired mission.
In March 2013 & 2015, Shani traveled to Washington, DC, to talk to lawmakers about the special Diabetes Program which was started for Native Americans. A memorable victory, the program was later approved and extended for two years and funded. After recently becoming a part of the planning committee for the NYC Step Out Walk and an official speaker for the July 2015 launch event, Shani was interviewed on Bondfire Radio who also sponsored her 2015 walk team.
An avid builder and tireless supporter of health, Shani launched DJ’s for Diabetes, a campaign including notorious music personalities as spokespersons: DJ Mannyfaces of Birthplace Magazine & BondfireRadio, Mr. Walt & Evil Dee of the Beatminerz, DJ Snap of the Union and DJ Blue Steel who performed at local community events.
What many can’t help but wonder is what the best foods to eat for Diabetics are which inspired Shani to develop the Dining for Diabetes series with New Orleans own Chef Airis. A portion of the proceeds for Dining for Diabetes goes to the American Diabetes Association. Guests enjoy healthy meals with Chef Airis original spice blends.
Dance for Diabetes, the next in succession to the ongoing campaign, is a meditation and Zumba dance event in partnership with Elizabeth Allen Events to get people active and raise awareness and funds. Bringing the cause full circle was the driving force that also inspired the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia to go blue on ….
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