Step Out to Make a Difference – Sept. 24
WHAT: Step Out – Walk to stop diabetes
Over 1,200 people are expected to join the movement to Stop DiabetesSM by participating in the 25th annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. This is a non-competive 5K or 1 mile walk/run.
Prior to the walk, there will be fun activities for all ages including a light breakfast, childrens’ area, vendor village, live music, and a kids’ dash.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016
8:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In
9:30 a.m. Kids’ Dash
10 a.m. Race Start
WHERE: General Mills World Headquarters
1 General Mills Blvd, Golden Valley, Minn.
WHY: Funds raised through Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes are used to support the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association continually works
to raise critically needed funds for research to find a cure and programs that improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, including the 300,000 adults living with diabetes right here in Minnesota.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure. Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. Step Out participants are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event not because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because they walk among us in our lives and at the event.
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.
HOW: Learn more and register at diabetes.org/stepout
We wish to thank our 2016 Step Out sponsors Arkray, Prime Therapeutics, Treasure Island, Park Dental and Healthy Living Sponsor Medifast for their support of the American Diabetes Association mission.
Press Contact: Press Contact:
Jacqueline Reding Molly Mulvehill Steinke
American Diabetes Association Nemer Fieger
(763) 593-5333, ext. 6598 (952) 278-3142
cell: (952) 928-4839 cell: (612) 309-1677