WHO:              More than 1,000 Utahns will be out walking and volunteering to help make a difference in the lives of Utahns affected by diabetes. 


WHAT:            The Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event raises funds for diabetes research, education programs and advocacy, while providing a great time to walk with friends and family. Register today! Call 1.888.DIABETES x7071 or visit www.diabetes.org/stepout.


WHERE:         Walk from This is the Place Heritage Park to Utah’s Hogle Zoo on a 2.5 or 5-mile route!


PROGRAM:    Enjoy a diabetes friendly breakfast sponsored by Albertsons. Walk along the scenic, well-marked route to Utah’s Hogle Zoo for lunch, provided by Sky Chefs. The lunch program includes live music, an awards ceremony, including recognition of the top fundraisers and walker prize drawings. Afterwards, spend the rest of the afternoon at the zoo!


WHEN:            Saturday, September 27, 2008

                        8:00 a.m. walker registration and breakfast

Walk starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.


WHY:               Diabetes affects 23.6 million Americans, including 154,000 Utahans.  54 million Americans have “pre-diabetes”. Diabetes is America’s fastest growing disease. Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. That’s over 4,300 people every day, or more than 1.5 million each year. 


One in three children born will develop diabetes sometime in their lives if the current rates continue. Diabetes complications include heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and foot and leg amputations.    


                        Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes raises critically needed funds for diabetes research to find a cure, advocacy to protect the rights of people with diabetes and programs to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes   Every 21 seconds there’s a new reason to walk.


HOW:              Everyone knows someone with diabetes. By raising donations, walkers raise both diabetes awareness and critical funds to support ADA’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Bekki Williams
Logistics Manager
American Diabetes Association
182 South 600 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 888.342.2383 X7077

Donate your old car to support diabetes research, education and advocacy--visit www.diabetes.org/cardonation or
call 1-800-232-6570