The annual “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 5 at JC Bermudez park in Doral. Part of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to stop diabetes, the signature one-day, fundraising and awareness walk is happening in 135 cities across the United States.
Step Out helps change the future of diabetes and the 25.8 million American children and adults living with the disease. Monies raised help finance research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; provide objective and credible information; and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Participants can join the movement by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money. The day of the walk is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of teams and individuals as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about the seriousness of diabetes in the local communities and the Association.
Team captains are the volunteer leaders who help by forming walk teams. Teams come in all types and sizes. Corporations, friends and families, clubs and organizations and school groups build teams to walk for those who have been touched by diabetes. Captains recruit co-workers, friends, family members and others they know to join their team. Team members can help reach fundraising and recruitment goals by asking their co-workers, friends, family members and acquaintances for a donation or to join the team and raise funds to support the mission of the association.
The event also provides corporations with a unique opportunity for employees to participate in a unifying activity that enhances employee morale, fosters better communication among co-workers and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.
For more information in English and Spanish visit diabetes.org or call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Regarding Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, call 1-888-DIABETES (1-888-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/stepout