It Starts with You! Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on November 4 Together we can stop diabetes; one step at a time

by | Oct 26, 2017 | Community

November is National Diabetes Month, and for good reason. The numbers are staggering: every 48 hours, 7,670 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. That’s one person every 23 seconds. In Los Angeles County, 44 percent of adults have prediabetes; 10 percent have diabetes. In a recent study, Californians experienced a 31 percent increase in diabetes-related amputations between 2010 and 2016.
Stand up and be part of the fundraising walk culture by joining thousands of area residents in the 2017 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes movement at Six Flags Magic Mountain on November 4. Every dollar raised plays an important role in supporting the American Diabetes Association’s mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Team up with family, friends and co-workers to make a difference in the fight to Stop Diabetes. This year every walker can earn a free ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Donate or fundraise $100 to receive a free ticket to spend the day at the popular theme park after the walk on November 4. Whether you are a physical walker or virtual supporter, your team will raise money for this inspirational event, not only because nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because everyone more than likely knows someone who is living with the everyday challenges of this condition.
Registration is easy when you visit www.diabetes.org/StepOutGreaterLosAngeles. There is no registration fee to sign up, but donations and fundraising are encouraged. Parking is free for walkers and volunteers arriving before 8 a.m. Strollers and leashed canine friends welcome.
This event is for everyone who wants to support the Association and raise critical funds that will help Stop Diabetes®. This year, the national Step Out sponsors are Novo Nordisk (national premier/Red Strider Sponsor), Nutrisystem D, Walgreens, Kay Jewelers, Visionworks and Davis Vision. Local sponsors include Colgate Total, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, PDC, and Herbalife Nutrition. Media Sponsors include The Magazine of Santa Clarita, InsideSCV Magazine, The Signal, SCVTV, KHTS AM 1220, and Point of View Communications.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a stage program at 8 a.m. followed by a walk through Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking is free for walkers and volunteers arriving before 8 a.m. Vendors, entertainment and diabetes resources available until 1 p.m. To register, volunteer, donate or find out more information, please visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutgreaterlosangeles or call 1-323-966-2890 ext. 7413 or email stepoutgreaterLA@diabetes.org
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. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find the Los Angeles office on Facebook (adalosangeles), Twitter (@ada_losangeles) and Instagram (@adalosangeles).
For more information on the Step Out Walk and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Kirchhoff at the American Diabetes Association at 323 966-2890 x7413, or visit www.diabetes.org for more information. 

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