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Roberta Ruggiero, President


Experts say at least 80 million Americans unknowingly suffer from Hypoglycemia

 Fort Lauderdale –August 1, 2015   The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., is proud to announce its

5th Annual Hypoglycemia Takes Center Stage “Lady in Red” Gala on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with HSF Founder and President Roberta Ruggiero as the host.

The HSF will celebrate 35 years of dedication to providing support, advocacy and information about the causes, prevention and management of hypoglycemia – a confusing, complicated, and too often misunderstood condition involving low blood sugar levels. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can affect the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of children and adults.

This year’s event will include the HSF’s “Committed to Excellence” Award, honoring community leaders dedicated to education, support and outreach for the cause. Honorees include:

  • Keith W. Berkowitz, M.D., Founder of The Center for Balanced Health
  • Valerie Berkowitz, M.S.,R.D.,C.D.N., Director of Nutrition, The Center for Balanced Health
  • John DeLuca, M.D., D.C., M.S., Integrative Medicine Physician
  • Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO, Children’s Services Council of Broward County

Head Chair and Co-Chair “Lisa Lee” and Marcus Arneaud are spearheading this year’s gala along with WPLG Anchor/Reporter Constance Jones as the Emcee and Event Coordinator Ana Vento of Events by Vento Designs. This exciting and fun-filled evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing, a tribute ceremony and entertainment. Most importantly, it will be a celebration of what the HSF has already accomplished and of our incredible plans for the future!

Funds raised through individual and corporate donations will be used to further research into the food/mood connection in children and adults as well as to finance studies into the correlation between hypoglycemia & diabetes and hypoglycemia & alcoholism.

For information regarding sponsorship or to purchase tickets, e-mail Roberta at or call Roberta at 954-742-7104

About The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc.

The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1980 to increase awareness of the causes, effects and latest treatment of reactive hypoglycemia (also known as low blood sugar) and to show how poor diet and nutritional deficiencies affect one’s emotional and physical health at home, work and in personal relationships. The HSF was founded by Roberta Ruggiero, a hypoglycemic who was misdiagnosed for 10 years. Finally, a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) identified hypoglycemia, and a simple DIET change managed her symptoms and turned her life around! She now inspires and gives hope to hypoglycemics around the world through her organization and book, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar. The HSF offers community outreach through support groups, seminars and workshops as well as through their website,




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