People in Wisconsin are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes. Thousands of people suffer from the disease and many others may have diabetes and not even know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes, and by 2050, one in three American adults will have diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Wisconsin office is so committed to educating the public about how tostop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help!
Join us for the 2014 Madison Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes at Olin Park! You will enjoy a one or three mile walk along John Nolen Drive, with breathtaking views of the Capitol, Lake Monona and Monona Bay! Come early to enjoy breakfast, entertainment and vendors before the walk starts.
If you LOVE your SWEET, then MOVE your FEET and celebrate Sweetest Day at the Southeast Wisconsin Step Out! Starting at Schlitz Park, the route is a 5k walk with a 1 mile alternate route through the historical Milwaukee RiverWalk. The course will loop along the Milwaukee RiverWalk taking you past several photo opportunities, including Milwaukee's Bronze Fonz and more!
Project Power is a faith-based program sharing educational materials and information with the African American community. If you are interested in becoming involved with this initiative, please contact Sue Hjelsand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-778-5500 ext. 6529.
Family Link is a local program that enables families of kids or teens with diabetes to get to know each other and find support from each other. If you are interested hosting a Family Link event in your area, please contact Sue Hjelsand at email@example.com or 414-778-5500 ext. 6529.
Stop Diabetes at Work
Stop Diabetes @ Work is a research-based initiative that can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program. For more information, please contact Sue Hjelsand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-778-5500 ext. 6529.
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.