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Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes San Antonio, TX

2010 Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes Event

                    

American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes.

Over 1,700 walkers, runners and volunteers from in and around theSan Antonio area will participate in this worthy campaign to help fight one of America’s most deadly diseases….diabetes. Walkers will join us in raising awareness and funds in order for us to continue much needed research that is vial to finding a cure for this deadly disease. 

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes–Brackenridge Park is one of the American Diabetes Association’s signature events.  This annual walk brings communities together all across the country to raise funds for diabetes research and education as well as to raise awareness about diabetes right here in San Antonio.  Participants will enjoy entertainment, themed rest stops along with prizes, food and a Family Fun Area for the children with lots of activities.    

Why Step Out is so important?  

There are more than 20 million people or 7% of the population who have diabetes.  In San Antonio, our rate of incidence is DOUBLE the national average!  Did you know the increase in Type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle?  San Antonio is one of the nation’s “fattest” cities!  Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease and there is NO cure…..yet!  (1 in 6 San Antonians) Americans will develop diabetes.  Thousands will go blind, lose limbs, or suffer devastating complications such as heart and or kidney failure.  This is why we NEED YOU!  We can’t fight this battle alone, together WE CAN and will MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 

 

How to get involved with Step Out 

5K Walk/Run & 1 Mile—Short and Snappy Family Walk: Registration opens at 8:00AM and the event begins at 9:00 AM.  The event will be held at Joske Pavilion in Brackenridge Park, San Antonio on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

HELP US today by signing up to be a Team Captain or Walker! For more information or to sign up today, please visit or Step Out website at main.diabetes.org/stepoutsanantonio or call Audra Lee at (210) 829-1765 Ext. 6123 or Alina Tennie (210) 829-1765 Ext. 6124

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