WHAT: Nikkei Concerns and the Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) have formed a new partnership and will host a “Living Well” Health Fair Series to support disease state awareness and health and wellness of the Japanese American, Japanese and Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. The inaugural event “Living Well with Diabetes” will be held in conjunction with the JACL National Convention.

WHO: Nikkei Concerns   Seattle Chapter Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) American Diabetes Association

WHY: Japanese Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders are quietly and profoundly being impacted by diabetes at a prevalence rate higher than other racial/ethnic groups. The “Living Well with Diabetes” health fair, co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, will provides the community with a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts about diabetes risks, prevention and management and to get free health screenings.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Japanese Americans, Japanese, Asian Pacific Islanders, and general public of all ages.

WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:00am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bellevue: Evergreen Ballroom 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004 Event schedule/speakers, ADA Press Release attached to this email. Media Conatct:Megumi Haskin (206)465-5664

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