– Special to WEKY AM 1340 –
Kentucky Residents Make Every Step Count as Part of the Stop Diabetes Movement
This year, more than 1500 Kentuckians will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement at the Step Out: Walk/Run to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, June 3 at Keeneland Race Course, the one-day signature fundraising Walk/Run benefiting the American Diabetes Association. 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.
“Diabetes is a disease that touches us all,” said Walk Chair, Sheri Logan. “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is such a wonderful event for families, friends and co-workers to come together and help change the future of diabetes. The camaraderie and spirit that is enjoyed by participating in this event is priceless.”
Registration for Step Out is from 8:30-9:30am with the 1 mile or 5K Walk/Run beginning at approximately 10am on June 3rd. The day also includes a Health and Wellness festival, Children’s Activity Area, music, refreshments and much more.
Today, there are nearly 30 million Americans—including 600,000 Kentuckians 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, healthy activity. It’s an event for anyone who wants to support the Association and raise critical funds that will help Stop Diabetes. Thank you to our top local sponsors for their outstanding support. They include: Presenting Sponsors – Kroger and Passport Health Plan, Platinum Sponsor – Delta Dental and Gold Sponsor – UK HealthCare.
To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit diabetes.org/lexingtonstepout or call 859-268-9129. Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.
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, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.