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Join the Stop Diabetes Movement!

Step Out Walk to be held November 12

Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans—including over 850,000 in Riverside County—who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. 

This year, more than 1,000 Coachella Valley residents will be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, taking place Saturday, November 12, at La Quinta Resort & Club. 

Diabetes-3Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the mission of the American Diabetes Association (ADA): to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Diabetes-1Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for employees, friends and family to come together for a fun, healthy activity.  It’s an event for anyone who wants to support the ADA and raise critical funds that will help put an end to diabetes. 

Walking is a great way to get fit.  It improves circulation and mobility, promotes weight loss and even helps reduce stress.  And there’s no better time to begin a walking routine than right now.  If you’re not used to being active, start with 10 minutes each day and build as your energy increases.  When you begin, find a comfortable pace and try to add about three to five minutes to your walking time each week.  A good goal to target is to walk 30 to 45 minutes, five days a week.

Join us at Step Out! Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.

To register or for more information, please visit diabetes.org/stepoutcoachellavalley or contact Molly Soliman at msoliman@diabetes.org.

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