(l-r) U.S. Sen. William Cowan, The Dimock Center President and CEO Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan and Chairman of The Dimock Center’s Board of Directors Fletcher “Flash” Wiley at the center’s annual meeting on Jan. 30 on its nine-acre campus in Roxbury. Sen. Cowan delivered the keynote address on the politics of health care, his experiences in the United States Senate and the importance of advocacy.
Mayor Marty Walsh and Health and Human Services Chief Felix G. Arroyo (r) at a Violence Intervention and Advocacy Round Table held at Boston Medical Center.
Boston Celtic Assistant Coach Walter McCarty works with kids at a special nutrition and fitness community event designed to show 150 area youth and adult participants how they can incorporate healthy eating and physical fitness into their daily routine.
(l-r) Chef Ming Tsai with NESN’s Dining Playbook producer and host Jenny Johnson and Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass and Assistant Coach Walter McCarty teamed up with Wes Thompson, President of Sun Life Financial U.S., and Kevin Washington, CEO of YMCA of Greater Boston, at a special community event designed to raise awareness of the critical risk factors associated with diabetes. NESN’s Dining Playbook producer and host Jenny Johnson served as the event’s emcee. The event officially kicked off Sun Life’s commitment to preventing the disease, which includes a $250,000 donation to YMCA of the USA to support the national expansion of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
The nutrition and fitness event, designed to show the 150 area youth and adult participants how they can incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into daily routines, featured a physical activity session led by the Celtics stars and a cooking demonstration by the nationally renowned chef. It also included other fitness, nutrition and wellness activities, including a free diabetes risk assessment.