By Kristen Rider, BSN, CDE
Currently there are approximately 86 million Americans living with diabetes. The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraiser walk of the American Diabetes Association. This event has been taking place for over 20 years. Last year the event raised over $24 million nationwide. This year’s walk will be held October 11, 2014 at Creve Couer Park. Funds raised go towards research, information and advocacy and public awareness activities. Start a team today and join the efforts to stop diabetes. You can walk as a Red Strider (someone living with diabetes) or walk to support someone you know living with diabetes. If you raise $100 you receive the 2014 Step Out Walk T-shirt, and there are other various prizes for different levels of fund raising. At the walk you can enjoy breakfast, visit booths of many different organizations and vendors, and win raffle prizes. There is plenty for the kids to do too! And what better way to be physically active than to get out and walk to support stopping diabetes? For more information visit www.diabetes.org.
Source: American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org