Step Out: Walk for Diabetes is happening this Saturday on November 9th in Tampa Bay.
Walkers secure donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. These proceeds benefit the Association, which funds diabetes research, delivers services to hundreds of communities, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Step Out will be at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Registration begins at 8am and the walk starts at 9am.
"Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all," said Doug Klemm, Assistant V of Marketing for JSA Medical Group - Presenting Sponsor. "Step Out is a day to celebrate our Red Striders, who are children and adults with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes! It's a day to raise awareness and recognize our teams, walkers and sponsors and celebrate their fundraising success! Come join us as we stop diabetes together!"
Most Step Out participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. National sponsors also provide critical funding and special thanks goes to: Novo Nordisk, Walgreens, Cary's® Sugar Free Syrup, Equal® 0 Calorie Sweetener and PureVia® All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener.
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels; and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for people come together for a fun, healthy activity. To register, volunteer or more information, visit diabetes.org/stepout or call 1-888-DIABETES.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES 1-800-342-2383 or visit diabetes.org