The well-known walk to fight diabetes, Step Out, is gearing up for the big Indianapolis journey starting today, October 6. Events are scheduled for October 6, 7, 10 and the 18th, which is the big day officially called “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes.” See the schedule below for descriptions of the happenings that make up this important Indianapolis charity event.
Step Out is one of the crucial helping organizations created by the American Diabetes Association to fight the growing threat of diabetes. Fully 160 cities in the United States participate in the Step Out program to raise funds that go toward the war on diabetes. Originated in 1940, the American Diabetes Association’s stated mission is “To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”
The Circle City‘s Step Out Diabetes Walk is sponsored by DWA, Roche Diagnostics, Anthem Blue Cross/Shield and the Indy powerhouse Eli Lilly & Company. The goal is to raise $205,000 in the fight against diabetes.
Step Out Related Events
- October 6, 2009 (today)
Dine Out for Diabetes
Applebee’s passes along 15% of the proceeds to the American Diabetes Association for the cause.
West 86th Street
- October 7, 2009 (Wednesday)
Tune in to WTHR Channel 13 at noon to see their interview on this fund-raising Indianapolis event.
- October 10, 2009 (Saturday)
Cruise-In for Diabetes
Health fair, games and activities
Terre Haute, Indiana
- October 18, 2009 (Sunday)
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes
Michael Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium at IUPUI, the River Walk and the Indianapolis Canal
Register at 8 am; Walk begins at 9:30 am.
Though strides have been made in alleviating diabetes, the disease still constitutes a major threat to an increasing number of people every year. Complications from diabetes include kidney failure, nervous system damage and disease, amputations, stroke and heart disease. Symptoms include excessive thirst, urinating too frequently, unusual loss of weight, extreme hunger, irritability, unusual fatigue and blurred vision. Take the diabetes risk test online.
Almost everyone knows someone with diabetes. One in three of today’s Indianapolis children will contract the disease in their lifetime. Get out and join the fight, meet some fellow travelers and enjoy the beautiful scenery in downtown Indianapolis by the life-giving Indianapolis Canal Walk.
See all the in’s and out’s of Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes at the StepOut website here, or call 317.352.9226, extension 6738. If you pre-register online, you can use their robust Internet tools to create your own web page, gather up your friends for the cause of Indianapolis health. You can even accept donations online on behalf of the fight against diabetes.
American Diabetes Association
Attn: Step Out Indianapolis
6415 Castleway W Dr, Suite 114
Indianapolis, IN 46250