American Diabetes Association to host Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association® invites men, women, and children of all ages to join the celebration and be part of the movement to fight diabetes by taking part in their new running and walking event, Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes®, on September 14 at Moonlight Musicals Stage – 413 E. Broadway.
Step Out RUN.WALK is a new opportunity to celebrate and honor Red Striders – participants with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individuals, as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about the seriousness of diabetes in Lubbock and the West Texas area. Participants join the event by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to run or walk and raise money for our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Every 21 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, one in three American adults have prediabetes, which puts them at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes are at significant risk for serious complications including kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and lower-limb amputations.
“Step Out Run.Walk to Stop Diabetes is more than just an event – it is a celebration of hope and a chance to raise critical funds to help fight diabetes. Every mile we run or walk, and every dollar raised brings us that much more support in fighting this disease that affects more than 127,700 people in our community,” said Martha Atwood, American Diabetes Association’s Executive Director. “The number of Americans with diabetes grows each year, and the need for funds is great in order to help us bend this curve,” she added.