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ANDERSON HOSPITAL SUPPORTS THE METRO EAST STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES
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ANDERSON HOSPITAL made a committment to help Stop Diabetes through the creation of a Corporate Walk Team and Sponsorship support of the 2013 Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, presented by the Simmons Firm. The Walk will take place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, from 8:30am until 11:30am on the campus of SIU Edwardsville. Participants have the choice between a 1.5 mile and a 3 mile route through The Botanical Gardens.
“Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all,” said Rawnie Berry, American Diabetes Association Manager. “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is such a wonderful event for friends and co-workers to come together and help raise money for a good cause.” SIUe is an excellent location for this year’s walk as it provides ample parking, a route free of hills, and is centrally located to everyone living in the Metro East. Individuals can start a team, join a team, or volunteer their time to help with this event.
Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including over 22,000 in Madison County—who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Most Step Out: Walk participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels; and the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, presented by the Simmons Firm provides an opportunity for people come together for a fun, healthy activity. To register, volunteer, or receive more information about the Metro East Walk call 1-888-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutmetroeast.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.