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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes
October 6, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Step Out to Stop Diabetes
A healthy lifestyle ensures a better quality of life and just makes the body feel good. But if you don’t eat right and exercise, there are numerous health consequences, including diabetes.
Diabetes affects 28 million Americans of all ages and races. This group of diseases, characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin, can lead to heart attack or stroke, blindness, high blood pressure, kidney disease and amputation.
The American Diabetes Association is raising awareness about the disease with a fundraising walk to find a cure. Join my team, Senator Anthony Williams, for the Step Out/Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. The 5K walk will take place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. All individuals and organizations are invited to walk with my staff and me and help us raise funds and awareness for this important cause.