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Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes

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Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes

Time: August 12, 2009 all day
Location: Nationwide
Website or Map: http://stepout.diabetes.org/s…
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: American Diabetes Association
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2009

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Event Description

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

What is Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes?

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, this event raises over $20 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support our mission.

How can I participate in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes?

You can form a walk team, participate as an individual walker or as a member of a walk team. Take your first step and register today.

What is involved in participating in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes?

Participants register and recruit friends or co-workers to walk and raise money. The day of the event is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individual participants as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.

Do I have to raise money?

While there is no fundraising minimum it is strongly encouraged that you raise money to support the American Diabetes Association and its mission. As a reward, incentives are given to walkers for varying levels of fundraising.

What is the distance of an average walk route?

Most Step Out events cover three miles, though they range from about 2.5 to 6. Some have special shorter walks for families and children and those who want to walk but can't make the full distance.

How are the funds raised by Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes used?

Nearly 75 percent of our total annual expenses go towards research, information and advocacy and public awareness activities.

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Comment by Adam Garcia on July 19, 2009 at 23:59
I am participating in this walk. However, I am raising money by planning an undetermined amount of miles and having people donate a set amount per mile. They can also donate a set dollar amount by going to my website at http://diabeticcookbookblog.com/

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