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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Be part of the movement!

Diabetes-2This year more than 1,000 Coachella Valley residents will take part in the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes taking place Saturday, November 7 at La Quinta Resort & Club.

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.

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.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for employees, friends and family to come together for a fun-filled, healthy activity. It’s an event for anyone who wants to support the association and raise critical funds that will help Stop Diabetes. And this year is more special than ever because it’s the 75th Anniversary of the American Diabetes Association.

There is no better time than now to join us in celebrating 75 years of continuous progress working to improve the lives of people with diabetes through research, advocacy and education.

DIABETES-P25Walking is a great way to get fit. It improves circulation and mobility, promotes weight loss and even helps reduce stress. Begin your walking routine today. 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 target goal is to walk 30 to 45 minutes five days a week.

Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is a beautiful 5k (3.1 miles) route with an alternative 1 mile route. Registration and Wellness Expo begin at 8:00am; the walk begins at 9:30am. To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit diabetes.org/stepoutlaquinta or call 1-888-DIABETES.

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