Do It Today: Florida Orange Festival

The numbers on diabetes in America are pretty astounding: More than 24 million citizens suffer from it, and nearly 57 million are at risk. It was those statistics that convinced Andy Mandell — that’s Mr. Diabetes® to you, stranger — to spend nearly a decade walking the entire perimeter of the U.S. raising awareness. Yep, the entire perimeter, all 10,000 miles of it. This Sunday, Mandell makes a stop at the first ever Florida Orange Festival, which benefits the Defeat Diabetes Foundation and features live music and health screenings. Don’t wait till the weekend to get involved, though. Visit the event’s website today and submit an entry in the orange recipe contest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 14, PAL Sailor Circus, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, $3 per person or $10 for a family of five, 362-7632 or

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