Navigation Links
ADA Challenges Marylanders to 'Step Out to Fight Diabetes' Epidemic

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

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:
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... conversation at the recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around ... help protect a patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... The rapid speed at which Americans ... more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming ... The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... "When I ... an inventor from Hillside, N.J. "Many people catch diseases simply from sitting on ... will always be protected from germs." , He developed the patent-pending QUDRATECS to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion is ... Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an informative sidebar ... minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and text ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec ... Dynamics SL User Group (MSDSLUG). Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users ... Dynamics SL software users, partners, industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ) has ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the Italian Therapeutic ... Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities" report to ... --> This new 247-page report provides ... monitoring market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, sales ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Surface Marker Testing Market: Supplier Shares, ... their offering.  --> ... the  "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... SYDNEY , Nov. 26, 2015  The total global ... nearly 7% over 2015-2016. Latin America ... Asia , (excluding Japan ), is ... continues to face increased healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, ... expenditure declined from 43.5% in 2008-2009 to 41.2% in 2013-2014. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: