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Bluegrass community comes together to stop diabetes

This year, more than 1,500 area residents will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, June 1, 2013 (Registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m., Welcome begins at 8:30 a.m., Walk kicks off at 9 a.m.) at Keeneland Race Course. Step Out is a one-day signature fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. 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.

“Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all,” said Jerry G. Hale, Corporate Recruitment Chairman. “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is such a wonderful event for families, friends and co-workers to come together and help change the future of diabetes. The camaraderie and spirit that is enjoyed by participating in this event is priceless.”

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including more than 400,000 Kentuckians —who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease. If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is an event for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community. It’s an event for those who want to join the Association’s family and help change the future of diabetes. Our Local Presenting Sponsor is Kroger Pharmacy. Join the American Diabetes Association and Kroger Pharmacy to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement and start raising money today! To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit www.diabetes.org/lexingtonstepout or call (859)268-9129. Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


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