The American Diabetes Association kicked off its 23rd annual Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes campaign, Savannah, Ga with the Team Captain Rally on August 14th. The event brought out 50 people who are ready to lead the pack as team captains and assist the ADA in its mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all affected by diabetes. The next event supporting the campaign takes place August 29th , 8th Annual Kayak For A Kure event. This event is in memorial of Hugh H. Armstrong, Sr., starting at Butterbean Beach and ending at the UGA Extension, a beautiful 3-mile paddle ending with music and food from chipotle. Trolleys will take participants back to Butterbean where vehicles may be left. Tickets for this event are $50 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com, going to diabetes.org/stepoutsavannah and clicking the Kayak link, or contact Chris Carpentino at firstname.lastname@example.org/ 912.353.8110 ext 3094.
Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts of the Savannah community and their dedication to finding a cure for diabetes. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids’ activities, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes. The Chairman of the Step Out Executive Committee is Terry Lemmons, Director of Business Development at Optim Healthcare and Co-Chaired by Matt Cail, of Seacrest Partners. The big celebration is on October 10th at Forsyth Park featuring a 5K around the park, a large Health & Fitness Festival from 9:00am-12:00pm with several free blood glucose & blood pressure screenings, fitness information, high energy instructors, and professional on-site advice on medications along with free literature on a variety of health topics. For walker, volunteer, vendor, sponsor, or any other information regarding Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes contact the Step Out Coordinator, Vanessa Manning @Vmanning@diabetes.org
Step Out to do your part to Stop Diabetes! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. Step Out participants are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because they walk among us in our lives and at the event.