Adults and children in Georgia are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as more than 1,000,000 suffer from this deadly disease, 350,000 of whom don't even know they have it! If present trends continue, it is estimated that one out of every three children, one in two minority children, faces a future with diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association, Atlanta/North Georgia Region office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with this disease.
We are here to help and invite you to join us. You will be helping us to confront it, fight it and stop it.
Step Out participants commit to walk and raise money in this inspirational event, not only because nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because they more than likely know someone who is living with the everyday challenges of diabetes. The event and festival will be held at Turner Field - Braves Stadium. The walk will begin at 10:00 AM, and the festival will last until 12:00 PM. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Walking to Stop Diabetes!
Stop Diabetes at Work
For information on resources available to the workplace, contact Rebecca Drake at RDrake@diabetes.org.
For more information on FREE resources available for your church, contact Rebecca Drake at RDrake@diabetes.org.
We welcome your help.
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.