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Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Assoc. Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Pictured above, starting with the third person from L-R: Dr. Monzer H. Yazji, founding member; Dr. Richard Gillett, and Dr. Pedro Mego, a board certificated Interventional Cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease and Chronic Venous Disease.  Dr. Mego is an Endovascular Diplomate by the American Board of Vascular Medicine; he is an expert in performing minimally invasive Endovascular Procedures to restore circulation, reduce the need or level of amputation, and improve the quality of life of his patients. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez 
Pictured above, starting with the third person from L-R: Dr. Monzer H. Yazji, founding member; Dr. Richard Gillett, and Dr. Pedro Megoa board certificated Interventional Cardiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease and Chronic Venous Disease.  Dr. Mego is an Endovascular Diplomate by the American Board of Vascular Medicine; he is an expert in performing minimally invasive Endovascular Procedures to restore circulation, reduce the need or level of amputation, and improve the quality of life of his patients. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez 
 

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By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

On September 23, 2022, the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association celebrated its ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new office located at 3200 N. 23rd St., Suite A, in McAllen. The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA) is an independent local, not-for-profit organization for Hidalgo County, Texas. The RGVDA is tailored to providing education and prevention for people affected by diabetes.

The RGV Diabetes Association celebrates the Dancing with the Stars fundraising project annually. 

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History of the Association

In 2007, a group of doctors and business leaders in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) identified a need for local attention and emphasis on diabetes awareness for its residents. They joined forces to create the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA) as an independent local, not-for-profit organization for Hidalgo County, Texas. The association’s services are tailored specifically for the residents of the RGV.

Each year, the RGV Diabetes Association celebrates the “Dancing with the Stars” fundraising gala. This year, the RGVDA will present the gala celebration on Saturday, November 13 at the Mission Event Center in Mission.

They guarantee that all the funds generated by the RGVDA are used for the residents of the RGV. This is the only the second organization of this nature in Texas.

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The mission of the RGVDA is dedicated to preventing diabetes and its complications through educational services, early detection, and awareness.

Dr. Monzer H. Yazji, MD, is one of the founding members of the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association (RGVDA). He believes in the power of diabetes education to combat its complications. With the growing rate of diabetes and obesity in the Valley, the RGVDA’s services are much needed. 

For more information, visit the RGVDA’s new office is 3200 N. 23rd St, Suite A, McAllen, Texas 78501, or on the web at rgvda.org.

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