Monday, August 4, 2008

DIABETES MONDAY~FACT #16~STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES

Any one can walk in order to help raise money for diabetes research. And we all should get out there and doing something because diabetes affects every single family in America in one way or another.



The following was taken from the ADA Website:

21 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes. It's America's fastest growing disease.

By taking part in this event, you'll be stepping out onto the streets to help change this growing epidemic. Here are a few more reasons you should take pride in participating in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes:

Nearly one in 10 American adults now has diabetes.
Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.
One out of every three Americans born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue.
Each year, more than 80,000 people with diabetes undergo amputation.
Nearly 6.2 million people (nearly one-third) of the 21 million children and adults in the U.S. living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.
It's Not a Walk for Heart Disease, Stroke or Kidney Disease. And Yet It Is.

Diabetes can, and does, lead to a wide range of other serious health complications. By participating in Step Out, you're not just walking and raising funds to eliminate one disease. You're also battling cardiovascular problems, kidney failure, blindness, lower limb amputations, and much more.

Register for Step Out online at this link:
http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage or by calling 1-888-DIABETES.

If you live in Arizona, like me, here are the upcoming dates and places:

Please choose from the following for event info or to register in Arizona~

East Valley
September 27, 2008

Glendale
September 27, 2008

Prescott
October 18, 2008

Tucson
October 5, 2008

AZ
Yuma
October 18, 2008

I hope you all get out there and participate in your city! I know I'll be out there!

Take Care,
Kathleen

1 comment:

Sarita said...

I love it that you share these medical posts. Love the cartoons, too!

Happy Monday! :)