In more than 40 states from coast to coast, more than 130,000 walkers will be helping to find a cure for this deadly disease. Join us and your support will make a difference to the 25.8 million Americans who suffer from diabetes.
When you walk, you help Stop Diabetes.
Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes. Walking helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and improves overall quality of life. It is also an activity that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.
Become a part of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and start making your contribution to Stop Diabetes. Once you register, you can use our online fundraising tools to create your Personal Web Page, email your friends, family and co-workers, accept online donations and raise more money to Stop Diabetes.
It’s more fun to Step Out together- Create a Team!
Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a Step Out team! It’s a great way to do something good together and share in a fun and healthy community experience. You could win a Team Tent!
If you have diabetes, you are a Red Strider! A Red Strider is someone living with diabetes (type 1, type 2 or gestational) who walks in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes as an individual or on a team! The purpose of the Red Strider Program is to support everyone who lives with diabetes and showcase the courage it takes to live every day with this difficult disease. As a Red Strider you are a VIP because YOU are the reason why we walk!
The St. Louis Step Out takes place on Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. (registration at 8:30 a.m.) at Creve Coeur Lake. As a person who exercises on this trail regularly, I know that it is a beutiful, scenic and relaxing walk! You can choose to walk 1 mile or the 3.7 mile loop around the lake.
Visit the American Diabetes Association Step Out website for more information. We hope to see you there!
P.S. If you are not in St. Louis and interested in participating in your local Step Out walk, visit www.diabetes.org to find out more.