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Diabetes Health And Wellness Academy of NYC Announces 2013 Gala & Fundraiser

Noted New York Writer, Physician and Educator Dr. Gerald W. Deas Among Guest Honorees at December 6 Event

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Uniondale,  N.Y. -  October 24th, 2013 - The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C.  announced its 2013 Annual Gala Benefit will be held on December 6, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. through midnight at The Uniondale Marriott located at 101 James Doolittle Blvd in Uniondale, N.Y. 11553.  Themed "Creating a Unique Learning Environment through Health and Learning Initiatives", the red-carpet fund-raiser gala will recognize individuals whose efforts have contributed to diabetes and health awareness.  Ticket, donation and sponsorship advertising information is available online at

Funds raised at the Gala will support The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C. in its efforts to assist families, caregivers, and guardians in the daily management of those effected with chronic disease.  The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C. intends to launch an innovative learning environment that alleviates gaps in disease management and healthy living while delivering effective daily education. 

“As the parent of a child with diabetes, one of my greatest daily worries is whether she’ll survive outside of my direct care,” said Sabrina Gardner, founder of The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C. “Our schools and other public institutions simply cannot  deliver the ongoing care and attention that chronic disease patients need.”  We need a continuum of innovative health and educational services blended with support systems where students spend the vast majority of their day.

The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C. envisions blended relationships between student, parents, caregivers and specialists incorporated with education on a daily basis as a solution to the challenge of consistent chronic disease management.  “Our learning environment will provide students with the support to become active participants in disease management and guardians of their own ongoing health,” says Gardner.  

The 2013 Annual Gala and Fundraiser will feature live entertainment, beverages and appetizers and noted area speakers and honorees, including:

  • Dr. Gerald W. Deas:  Professorship In Preventive Medicine, Visionary, Writer, Educator, Poet and Philanthropist
  • Angela Banks Jourdain: Critical Care Nursing Education specialist at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems
  • Preston King:  Chairman of New York Citi Works
  • Georgette D. Brown:  Adelphi University Assistant Director of Athletics', Northeast-10 Conference
  • Samuel L Dunston:  Founder/President of National Allotment Insurance Agency, LTD
  • Nancy Davidson:  Qivana Health Systems Business Owner and Mortgage Banker at Chase Bank Garden City N.Y.

About The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C
The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., is the first school/academy in the U.S. to cater to the direct needs of students who struggle with diabetes and other medical health issues.   The academy is incorporated by The University of The State of New York Board of Regents and The New York State Education Department.  Sabrina Gardner, founder of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., was inspired by the struggles of managing consistent daily care for her own child who has Type 1 juvenile diabetes.  For more information about The Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., please visit