Helping to put a stop to diabetes could be as easy as lacing up your tennis shoes.
On Saturday Oct. 12, the community will descend onto Alpharetta for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event.
The event will begin with a Stop Diabetes Festival at Independence High School and will be followed by a 5K run/walk through downtown Alpharetta.
Breakfast and check-in will start at 8 a.m. and the walk starts a 9 a.m.
Registration is available for free online at www.diabetes.org/northmetro.
Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, the entire country will come together and participate in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes events in their communities in an effort to raise awareness about diabetes and money to fight a disease that affects so many.
Walkers collect donations from family
members, friends, co-workers and neighbors, and those proceeds benefit the association. The association uses the funds for diabetes
research, delivers services to hundreds of communities, and gives voice to
those denied their rights because of diabetes.
“Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all," said State Rep Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek), who is serving as the 2013 Walk Chair. "There are 26 million Americans living with this disease, 1 million of which are right here in Georgia. Let’s come together on the morning of October 12 as a community and change the future of diabetes."
For information about how to get your company or organization involved and about the local resources available to you, contact Adrienne Harrison, manager special events & fundraising, at (404) 320-7100 ext. 3045 or email@example.com.