Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
November 21, 2015 8:00 AM –12:00 AM
BE PART OF THE STOP DIABETES MOVEMENT AT THE STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES
This year, more than 2,500 Inland Empire residents will be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, happening on November 21, 2015 at Fairmount Park in Riverside.
Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Dr. Gaja Andzel, Beaver Medical Group Endocrinologist, is the Captain of Team Betic Army.
Today, there are over 29 million Americans who have diabetes. While an estimated 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 8.1 million people are unaware that they have the disease. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, there are 1.6 million people with diabetes or prediabetes. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for employees, friends and family to come together for a fun, healthy activity. It’s an event for anyone who wants to support the Association and raise critical funds that will help Stop Diabetes.
Walking is a great way to get fit. It improves circulation and mobility, promotes weight loss and even helps reduce stress. And there's no better time to begin a walking routine than right now. If you're not used to being active, start with 10 minutes each day and build as your energy increases. When you begin, find a comfortable pace and try to add about three to five minutes to your walking time each week. A good goal is to shoot for is to walk 30 to 45 minutes, five days a week.
To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit www.diabetes.org/stepoutriverside or call 1-888-DIABETES. Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.