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      October 5, 2013

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      University Drive
      Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

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      Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

      Details: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=informational&fr_id=9164&type=fr_informational&sid=12071


      Step Out With Us!

      Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
      Saturday, October 5, 2013
      SIUe Parking Lot A and Walking Trails


      Walk begins and ends in Parking Lot A
      1.5 mile and 3 mile routes walk through the Botanical Gardens. The routes are wide and flat, allowing for those with physical challenges to fully participate, and is leashed-dog friendly.

      8:30am Check In

      9:30am Start

      Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA’s signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts YOU put into this event. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes.


      This year, hundreds of area residents will come together on Saturday, October 5, at SIU Edwardsville Parking Lot A for the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, a one-day fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Edwardsville native, Calvin May, known as Tony La Russa’s First Question Guy leads this year’s Team Red made up of those with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes, along with their families, friends, and co-workers. Calvin, 50, who has had type 1 diabetes since he was 1 year old says “Being part of the Walk is good, it’s a positive. I’m doing this to find a cure!”

      Registration is available now at www.diabetes.org/stepoutmetroeast
      . Participants is the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes can receive FREE screenings in the Health & Wellness Fair, record a personal story in the ‘Why I Walk Video’, learn about better ways to eat, lose weight, and live free of diabetes, and children can play in the Kids Zone. The Walk allows individuals and families to feel like part of a community, to provide support for those living successfully with this disease, and to honor and remember those lost due to complications from diabetes.

      “Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all,” said Rawnie Berry, American Diabetes Association Manager. “The Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is a wonderful opportunity for friends and co-workers to come together and help raise money for a devastating disease. SIUe is an excellent location for the walk as it provides ample parking, a route free of hills, and is centrally located to everyone living in the Metro East and in nearby communities”. Every person you’ll meet has a story.

      This year’s Presenting Sponsor is the Simmons Firm, and to Local Sponsors include: IMPACT Strategies, Alton Steel, WBGZ Radio, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Ameren, Alton Memorial Hospital, Shire, O’Fallon Electric, Acropolis Technology Group, Excel Plumbing, Bel-Clair Electric, The BANK of Edwardsville, Holland Construction Services, Scott Credit Union, The Telegraph, DaVita Dialysis, 1st Mid America Credit Union¸ Phillips 66, and Zeiser Kia, and Shire.

      Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes-including 10.4% of Madison, 10.6% of St. Clair, and 9.4% of Jersey County residents. If current trends continue, one in three adults will have diabetes by 2050.
      The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivering services to hundreds of communities; providing objective and credible information; and giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. To start a team, join a team, or help with this event call Rawnie at 1-888-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutmetroeast. Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps stop one of our nation’s most devastating diseases: diabetes- the leading cause of blindness, dialysis, and amputations.



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