Special to the Carson Valley Times
Gardnerville will host the Community Walk to Stop Diabetes , the newest initiative of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes, Aug. 3 at Heritage Park in Gardnerville at 10 a.m.
This local grass roots walk event is organized by local Volunteer Coordinator Alycia Tanner and is open to the community.
For more information on this walk, please visit: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/CarsonValley.
“We are looking to Community Walk as a way to engage new volunteers and donors in the Stop Diabetes movement in smaller communities around the country,” said David McShea, National Director, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. “Due to the challenging economy of the past few years we had a number of smaller Step Out events cancelled since 2009, but Community Walk will be able to partially replace the desire to have a walk event in smaller communities, while raising funds and awareness of diabetes at a low cost, meaning more funds will go towards helping us to Stop Diabetes.”
Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes. If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. The Community Walk will raise funds for type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and education programs.
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. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org.