Even though the weather is still summer-like for the next few days, Labor Day weekend signals the beginning of the Fall season. In the next few months, there are several opportunities to renew or continue your goal of walking or increasing your exercise, and you can contribute to a worthwhile cause!
The local Chapters of JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the ADA (American Diabetes Association) are sponsoring 3 locations for their annual Fall fundraising and Diabetes Awareness events: Walk to Cure Diabetes and Step Out-Walk to Stop Diabetes (respectively)
The JDRF Walk scheduled for September 28th is at St. Charles Frontier Park, at 500 S. Riverside Drive, St Charles, Mo, 63301. The course length is 1 mile. Registration starts at 8:30am. For details, contact Ally Bartholomew at 314-729-1846, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JDRF Walk scheduled for October 6th is at St. Louis’ Forest Park’s Upper Muny Parking lot. The course length is 1 or 3 miles. For details, contact Linda Short at 314-729-1846, or email@example.com.
The ADA Walk scheduled for October 12th is at the Tremayne Shelter of Creve Coeur Park in Maryland Heights, MO. The course length is 1 and 3.7 miles. For details contact Michael Marek at 314-314-822-5490, ext 6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or register at www.diabetes.org/stl.
You can prepare for these events by walking inside a shopping mall or around the inside perimeter of a grocery store, a department store, or big-box hardware store. In cooler temps, walk in your neighborhood or the track inside or outside of Community Centers, the YMCA, or local high schools. Carry medical identification, your blood glucose meter, a quick-acting glucose item, and stay hydrated to be safe!