Navigation Links
ADA Challenges Marylanders to 'Step Out to Fight Diabetes' Epidemic
Date:9/4/2007

American Diabetes Association launches new name, image for signature event,

underscores need to take greater action against deadly disease

BALTIMORE, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 6, more than 2,000 Maryland residents will gather donations and prepare for the American Diabetes Association's first annual "Step Out to Fight Diabetes." Formerly known as America's Walk for Diabetes, the newly named and newly branded event is nationally recognized as the association's signature fundraising walk. The walk is a one-day event that occurs each fall in more than 200 cities nationwide.

The new name and image were born as a result of the need to take greater action in the fight against diabetes, a disease that kills more people annually than AIDS and breast cancer combined. More than 20 million Americans have diabetes, nearly 300,000 of whom live in Maryland. Through Step Out to Fight Diabetes and other initiatives, the ADA is taking steps to attack the epidemic aggressively. Under its new name, Step Out to Fight Diabetes offers a wider appeal and it is enabling the ADA to reach new audiences. It is also enhancing the association's core education, advocacy and research efforts.

Activities during Step Out to Fight Diabetes in Maryland will include: a 3.1 mile walk, autographs by former Baltimore Oriole Scott McGregor, appearances by the Orioles' and Ravens' mascots, music by TalentKey DJ Johnny, face painting, the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, The Home Depot's "Project Kids," as well as the Health and Fitness Fesitval presented by Erickson Retirement Communities.

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2007, 8am-1pm

8am -- Check-in, refreshments, entertainment, and Health and

Fitness Festival.

Welcome by WJZ 13 anchor/reporter, Mary Bubala

9am -- Walk begins

10:30am -- Refreshments, goody bags, fun and healthy activities

for children and adults

WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium. Free parking at Parking Lot B.

HOW: To form a walk team, register, volunteer, donate or sponsor

Step Out to Fight Diabetes, call 1-888-DIABETES or sign up at

http://www.diabetes.org/stepout

SPONSORS: - National Sponsors: Cary's Sugar Free Syrup, Diet Rite, Equal

Sweetener, K-Mart Pharmacies

- Local Media Sponsors: The Baltimore Examiner, Comcast

- Health & Fitness Festival Presenting Sponsor: Erickson

Retirement Communities

- Gold Sponsor: Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield

- Bronze Sponsors: Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, Care

Improvement Plus, M&T Bank, Medifast, Mercy Medical Center,

Price Waterhouse Coopers, Saul Ewing, Union Memorial Hospital


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Diabetes Association
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Momentum of Stem cell research impeded by legal challenges
2. Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu
3. Sexual Health Service Is Under Pressure and Faced With Financial Challenges
4. Abuja Challenges the Government
5. Nurses in South Africa Face Challenges
6. Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector
7. Fresh Water, HIV Biggest of Indias Six Challenges: Chidambaram
8. New Study Challenges How Regulators Determine Risk
9. FDA Cites Challenges of Generic Biotech
10. Study Challenges Conventional Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
11. Challenges in Entecavir Drug Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... Military Connection ... recently denied entry to the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no ... wheelchair six years ago, Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded veterans. A ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Georgia State University will host the First ... two-day conference is focused on advancing scientific knowledge about the aggressive triple negative ... racial breast cancer-related disparities. The conference theme is “Illuminating Actionable Biology.” , Conference ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... American Farmer, will feature Chr. Hansen, Inc (CHR Hansen) ... fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local ... Hansen in Denmark in 1874 after a groundbreaking discovery of how to industrialize enzymes. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Radabaugh ... planning to families and business owners in North Central West Virginia, is embarking ... services to differently abled residents in the region. , The Stepping Stones organization ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Groove Ring is excited ... about their high performance silicon wedding bands and all-purpose rings. Whether you’re an athlete, ... silicone rings designed just for you. , From the rock face to the auto ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/16/2017)... Corp. is voluntarily performing a worldwide field correction of certain Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps ... ... CS100i IABP ... 0998-UC-0446HXX; 0998-UC-0479HXX 0998-00-3013-XX;  0998-UC-3013-XX 0998-00-3023-XX;  0998-UC-3023-XX ... This field correction also applies to any System 98 or ...
(Date:6/14/2017)...  In 2016, Embodied Labs took top ... and came away with $25,000 in seed-fund investment. Embodied ... as "entering the life of another" and by the ... to medical professionals in an entirely new dimension." Building ... finalist for the Department of Education,s EdSimChallenge, where they ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... BESSEMER, Ala. , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, ... Member recognized for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama ... of Podiatry at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 ... sports medicine, pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... Family First Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: