Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Nov. 17th!

Step Out is less than 2 months away! Register your team or as an individual today at: diabetes.org/stepouthouston

The Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Step Out) is The American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event and nationwide campaign to raise money and help fund diabetes research, education and advocacy as well as local programs such as Camp Rainbow, La Feria de Salud and Live Empowered. It is the ONLY walk and run supporting all types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, and other forms. This signature event brings family and friends together in an educational and fun environment.

Step Out will be held in Houston at Minute Maid Park and in The Woodlands at Northshore Park on November 17, 2012. Step Out will begin with registration/check-in at 7:30 AM and kick-off the event during Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 AM. The 5K Run will start at 9:00 AM followed by the 3K Walk at 9:05 AM. Immediately afterwards, the walk/run continues with more fun including:

Family Health & Fitness Festival

The Health & Fitness Festival opens up for all participants after the walk & run to offer free health screenings, information and resources to living a better life and preventing diabetes.

Red Strider Clubhouse

The Red Strider Clubhouse is where we roll out the red carpet for all of our participants living with diabetes. This is the spot to come and enjoy some healthy snacks, kick back, relax and meet other Red Striders in the community. Step Out is a day to celebrate Red Striders because they are why we walk! All Red Striders will receive a Red Strider hat to wear on the day-of so make sure to stop by at the event.

T-Shirt Design Contest

Need to stretch your creative muscle? Step Out is the place to do it! Create a team t-shirt and enter it into our design contest on the day of Step Out!

Kidz Zone

Within the Health & Fitness Festival, there will be a Kidz Zone with fun games and activities for children of all ages! This special area dedicated to the kids at Step Out will have crafts, bounce houses, face painting and much more!

Everyone of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate! Bring your dogs, strollers and wagons and get creative with costumes, signs, banners, balloons-you name it! Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you in this worthwhile event. We encourage all participants to create a team with your family, company, or even club or organization.

Participation is FREE, anyone who raises $100+ will receive an official 2012 Step Out T-shirt on the day of the event and qualify for other great incentives. All teams that raise $1,700 by November 1st will receive exclusive VIP benefits. This amount represents that fact that every 17 seconds, someone is newly diagnosed with diabetes.

Not only are we stepping out to STOP diabetes, but Step Out is about educating and empowering the community through a festival atmosphere. Along with the free screenings, healthy snacks and resources on nutrition and exercise, there will be music, dancing, games, and don’t be surprised if you spot some of your local mascot friends running or walking along side with you!

For more information or to start up a team or register as an individual today, please visit www.diabetes.org/stepouthouston or contact your local ADA reps:

Leslie Mantaring

lmantaring@diabetes.org

713.977.7706 ext. 6081

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