Haute Spots Boston: Joslin Diabetes Center’s Ritmos de Salud Benefit

Fall is one of our most favorite seasons here in New England. With the beautiful robust colors comes a delicious taste of the season’s best flavors. To kick off the cooler season on the right foot, head over to Joslin Diabetes’ annual “ritmos de salud” event on October 6 from 6 to 10:00 p.m. at Space 57 at the Revere Hotel.

This is one of the best ways to enjoy some of the best tastes of Boston while supporting Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative, which works to improve the lives of Latinos who are at high risk of, or are affected by, diabetes through culturally-oriented care, education, outreach and research as well as working to find a cure.

Emceed by Alberto Vasallo III, the evening will feature a delicious array of food from nearly a dozen of Boston’s best chefs led by culinary chair, Chef Jose Duarte of Taranta.  Other participating restaurants include Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Temazcal Tequila Cantina, Capo Restaurant, and Il Molo.

Lazaro Lopez and Javier Bellini will serve as event co-chairs for the third consecutive year and Felix Arroyo, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston, will be the event honoree. This year’s event will feature Latin rhythms by Alexander el Cantante with a special performance by Boston’s own “Salsa Y Control” Dance Company.

Joslin Diabetes CenterPhoto Credit: Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its diabetes treatment and research. The disease affects certain racial/ethnic groups in even greater numbers and national data shows that Latinos are more than two times at risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to the Caucasian population. A federally designated Diabetes Research Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center is dedicated to finding a cure and ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.joslin.org/ritmos.