Rebecca Fleeman Volunteers To Prevent Obesity In Rural North Central Florida
By Kathy Reakes // October 30, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Rebecca Fleeman is a busy young sophomore at the University of Florida where she is majoring in applied physiology and kinesiology.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador Awards To Honor Student Humanitarians In Special Gala Nov. 1
Rebecca Fleeman is a busy young sophomore at the University of Florida where she is majoring in applied physiology and kinesiology.
That’s pretty heady studies, but that doesn’t prevent Rebecca from volunteering at the UF Weight Management Lab.
“I believe that almost all diseases can be prevented through healthy lifestyle and diet,” she said.
That’s why she works so hard volunteering and conducting studies on how to best help obese people in rural North Central Florida lose weight sustainably.
She initially accompanied the nurse of the study on trips into the community for assessment and screening of study participants.
GETTING THE HEALTH MESSAGE OUT
During her spring semester, she was able to become an assistant group leader in the study where she met with a group of men and women to teach them about nutrition and fitness along with helping them problem solve through their weight loss journey.
This semester, she is conducting phone screens to ask people to join the study and make sure they are a good fit.
“I really love being part of this research study,” she said. “When people know better, they do better, and I believe that we need to get the health message out to more people.”
Rebecca said she is thankful to her parents for instilling her dedication to health and for helping others.
“I love to share my knowledge about health with others so that they can realize that nutrition and fitness is not a burden, it can be easy and fun,” she added.
As part of Space Coast Medicine Week, honorees will be honored during a Gala dinner on Nov. 1 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. For more information about the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassadors call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
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Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
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