Seventeenth - Ricky Herman Memorial Symposium


PEAK PERFORMANCE; Life in the Fast Lane

Mr. Harold Herman established the Ricky Herman Memorial Symposium in memory of his son Ricky Herman who had Type 1 Diabetes. The goal of this symposium is to foster a better understanding of the social and psychological issues faced by children with diabetes and their families, helping them to stay healthy and happy as they grow and develop.

Guest Speakers

Kris Freeman

Freeman’s love for skiing became apparent at a very young age, as did his talent for the sport. Despite the challenges of managing Type 1 diabetes, he would go on to become a three-time Olympian, the number one cross-country skier in the U.S., and the reigning national champion for three years in a row.

Stephen England

Like most boys growing up in the suburbs of London, Stephen England wanted to be a footballer (soccer). But since he moved to New York City in 2006, he relit a passion for running and has competed in several of the US’s top marathons and ultra-marathons. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 14, Stephen’s motto is “I run diabetes, diabetes does not run me”.

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 per family of 4 $10.00 per person
(Includes buffet luncheon and beverages)

The Teaching Center
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, New York 11040
Lower Level of the Hospital

Travel Directions 718.470.4999
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