To ease the pain of that diagnosis, University Hospitals endocrinology clinic offers diabetes education classes for new patients, a service that means a lot to Safiyah Spellman, who suffers from a very rare form of the disease; she has both the type 1 and type 2 variations, a condition that has left her partially blind, in a wheelchair and connected to an insulin pump at all times. But the classes, she says, have helped.
Thats why she organized tonights Dollars for Diabetes, a benefit show that raises money for the clinics diabetes education programs with performances from a plethora of singers, dancers, poets, bands, a clothing designer and at least one hula-hoop team, plus a speaker from the clinic to educate the crowd and the usual giveaways and swag. Tickets are $25 per couple, $15 per person, or $10 if youre a patient all of which goes, of course, to a good cause. The show gets started at 6 p.m.; for more information, call Spellman at 347-613-5851 or visit www.theorientaltheater.com.
Sun., Jan. 16, 6 p.m., 2011