(formerly Grand Island Business and Professional Women)




                        Grand Island Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. will present its Fourth Annual Health Education Seminar  at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, at the Grand Island Holiday Inn Conference Center.      The Seminar, “Diabetes…Are You at Risk,”  is for men and children as well as for women.

                        A physician/research scientist and a registered dietitian/nutritionist will present the program.     Speakers are Victor Vacanti MD and Dietitian Kim Bloomer.

                        Seminar Chairperson Diane Dinsmore said that diabetes is often called “the silent killer.”

“It can strike anyone at anytime,” she said.    “It is often associated with obesity and is becoming rampant in our country, including among children as young as ten years old, who are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.”

                        According to Dinsmore, the New York State Women’s Chapter chose diabetes for its seminar  because we want everyone to be aware of how they can change their lifestyle to avoid being diagnosed with diabetes.  “Diabetes can gradually destroy every organ in your body,”  she added.

                                For those who pre-register with an email or a phone call, the charge is $20, and includes appetizers and refreshments.    The charge at the door is $25.      To pre-register, contact Regina E. Schunk at 308 7262 and or Diane Dinsmore, 773 9184 and 

                        The Grand Island Chapter recently received a grant  from the NYS Grace LeGendre Foundation to partially fund the Diabetes Seminar.

 Silver and Bronze sponsors include:

Silver:    First Niagara Bank, Anchor Marine, Diversified Management International,  L.D.C. Construction Co. Inc., Grand Island Auto Tech and Sam Long’s Landscaping.

Bronze:   Astridge International, Beverly Kinney,  Elderwood Healthcare, Lynch Park Assoc., Metro Town Center, Michele Iannello, Tricia Belter, BCO Industries, LW Graphics, Mary Cooke, the Isle Deli, McMahon’s Restaurant, John Bonora/FSC Securities, Jim Sharpe/Sharpe Enterprises, and Gary Roesch.

                        The Health Seminar is held every year during National Business Woman’s Week.   Profits benefit the Chapter’s community projects and scholarship program.