Honorary Chairman for 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Honorary Chairman for 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Houston, Texas – February 9,, 2012 – The American Diabetes Association, and ADA Leadership Board chairman Kurt Martin, are pleased to have John Tressa, CEO of Park Plaza Hospital serving as Honorary Chairman for the 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, November 17th at Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston and Northshore Park in The Woodlands.  Step Out features a 5K & 3K walk or run and a health and fitness festival. Step Out is the ADA’s largest fundraiser, bringing together thousands each year in the fight to find a cause and a cure for this costly and potentially deadly disease.

“I am honored to serve as the Honorary Chair for the 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.  Park Plaza Hospital has participated in the walk and fundraising efforts for a number of years.  We are committed to this cause as part of our hospital mission to promote the health and wellness of the communities that we serve.  The Step Out Walk creates an amazing opportunity to raise the public awareness of diabetes, and to help those living with diabetes and those at risk.” – John Tressa, CEO, Park Plaza Hospital.

More than 50% of patients treated at Park Plaza Hospital are living with diabetes.  Our inpatient and outpatient diabetes programs have greatly improved the outcomes of those living with diabetes and are helping them to live healthier and happier lives.

To get involved in Step Out in Houston or The Woodlands, visit www.diabetes.org/StepOutHouston. Registration will open in mid March.  For more information or to join Team Park Plaza in this year’s efforts at Step Out please contact Leslie Mantaring at 713-977-7706 ext. 6081 or lmantaring@diabetes.org.

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