The fabulous Divabetic Image & Style Advisor, Catherine Schuller AICI, CIP shows that ‘beauty has no size’ with our annual ‘GLAM MORE, FEAR LESS’ fashion show at the upcoming ‘Victory Over Diabetes’ outreach event scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11 AM – 3 PM.
Catherine Schuller has been at the center of plus size fashion industry for decades. She was a plus size model for Ford, and an editor at plus size magazine Mode.
I met Catherine at the Ms. Full Figured Beauty pageant in New York City ten years ago and we have been working together ever since to change attitudes to help women live well with diabetes.
Catherine’s not only an incredible pioneer in fashion industry she’s also making strides in women’s health advocacy.
Catherine Schuller had a stroke in November 201o right before our “Divabetic – Makeover Your Diabetes” outreach event at Riverside Church in New York City.
“I was left immobile on my right side but only for a few weeks (long enough!) and I had an extended month long stay in the hospital recuperating and had to learn to use my right side again,” says Catherine. “The reason it happened was congenital…seems I was a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. I had a hole in my heart, a flap that didn’t close at birth and a clotting gene factor which all functioned to do me in on that fateful day. Between the hole, the flap and the clot…geez, it was like I won the clottery!!! But, hey, its not what happens to you, its your attitude towards it. I cut my losses and got myself to the emergency room that morning a.s.a.p.”
“I have made it my life’s work to give back to the cause of women’s heart issues,” she adds. “Women are 30% more likely to not pay attention to their symptoms could this be a function of them not appreciating their own worth or putting themselves second or, thinking that symptoms will pass, that they aren’t important. I say, Denial’s Not My Style!”
Divabetic – Victory Over Diabetes is our biggest diabetes outreach event of the year on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11 AM – 3 PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA . The annual event hosted by Mr. Divabetic celebrates the fellowship of the Divabetic Club – Philadelphia, PA during National Diabetes Awareness month. Our goal is to comfort, connect and cheer on the members of the Divabetic Club and their loved ones for having a take charge attitude about their diabetes. Come enjoy a keynote address from Author Carol B. Polis (The first Woman Professional Boxing Judge), a live cooking demonstration with Katie Carvuto RD and a GLAM MORE, FEAR LESS Fashion show hosted by Catherine Schuller AICI, CIP, free lunch, games and prizes. FREE ADMISSION. Register Now: 1-800-JEFF-NOW
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