October 15, 2009 --
The Fond du Lac Evening Lions Club
along with the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and the Wisconsin Diabetes
Prevention and Control Program is conducting a Healthy Halloween
Contest. The purpose is to gather ideas that will create an environment
for all people to have a healthy Halloween. It is also intended to
increase awareness of diabetes risks, symptoms, complications and
preventions in Wisconsin communities, with an emphasis on youth.
encouraged to create an original idea that will encourage people to have
a Healthy Halloween instead of collecting bags of sweets which can be
considered unhealthy if consumed in excess.
Cash prizes from $50 to
$500 will be awarded to individual entries and to organized groups based
upon judging criteria. Entries will be judged on creativity and
originality, addressing health education, diabetes prevention, potential
ease for widespread use and safety.
Entry forms must be
postmarked by Oct. 31 and are located at Pick ‘n Save, Festival Foods
and Piggly Wiggly stores and also on the Wisconsin Lions Foundation
website – wlf.info under Projects - Community Diabetes Education Project
– 8x11 poster or at fonddulaclions.org.