Thursday, July 24, 2014

Interviews And Global Community Support Welcome: “A Rose is A Rose” Debutante Ball 2014"

Save the Date and get your tickets early. The Walk against Childhood Obesity is  Saturday August 2nd at Palmer Park in Detroit (7 mile & Ponchartrain) and the“A Rose is  A Rose” Debutante Ball is on August 15, 2014 at the Quality Inn Suites & Conference Center located at 30375 Plymouth road Livonia, MI.
Both projects are unique ways and efforts to eradicate childhood obesity in the Metropolitan Detroit area.  Obese young people have an 80-percent chance of becoming obese adults and are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults. As a result, they are more at risk for associated adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis. The financial implications add up to a sobering $14 billion per year in direct health care costs alone.
 Americans spend approximately nine percent of their total medical costs on obesity related illnesses. Additionally, there are psychosocial consequences that can hinder academic and social functioning and persist into adulthood.  These severe consequences underscore the critical importance of children and teens to participate in physical activity and to engage in healthy eating habits. Childhood obesity is entirely preventable. It’s up to adults to encourage these healthy habits.  (Statistics provided by the Lakeshore Foundation.)
“The A Rose is A Rose Debutant Ball was created for promoting a healthy lifestyle and enhancing the self-esteem of Curvy Girls (overweight) ages 10 to 21 in Michigan” says Sharon Dumas, founder of Full & Fabulous International, who has spent the past 33 years promoting health, beauty & self-esteem in plus size women and girls. The girls go through eight weeks of classes; healthy cooking, exercise, dance, modeling and self-esteem. They participate in fun exercise activities such as skating, bowling jump rope and hula hoop. This year’s Keynote Speaker is the 2012 participant – Serenity Williams, who has lost 85 pounds since starting the program and is a cancer survivor at the age of 15.
The ultimate support for these amazing young women and the 501 ©3 non-profit organization is to attend the Annual “Walk Against Childhood Obesity”, Saturday, August 2nd Palmer Park the walk is free for youth up to age 18 and $5 for adults and includes t-shirts and refreshments. and “The A Rose is A Rose Debutante Ball”- at the Quality Inn Suites & Conference Center located at 30375 Plymouth road Livonia, MI.  Tickets are $20 and includes dinner and the after party  *Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 313.331.4929.
This event is funded by The Institute for Population Health Behavioral Health Division, the Empowerment Zone Coalition, Urban Solutions Training, Development, Michigan State Extension, the Samaritan Center, Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.
 For additional information/Media Interviews - Contact: Sharon DuMas
Phone: (313) 331-4929 * Email: