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American Diabetes Association® Invites Philadelphia Area Walkers and Runners to Join the Fight Against Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Posted on: 31 Oct 17
American Diabetes Association® Invites Philadelphia Area Walkers and Runners to Join the Fight Against Diabetes

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 4, the American Diabetes Association (Association) will host the annual Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes presented by Merck at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Walkers and runners will raise funds for research, programs and education that will help treat and prevent diabetes, find possible cures and improve the lives of all living with and affected by diabetes, while kicking off American Diabetes Month® at the local level.

Each year, nearly 1,500 people show their support for the diabetes community at this event. This year, participants have the option to run or walk a 5K route along the Schuylkill River during a family-friendly event featuring activities for all fitness levels, including yoga on the museum's steps, a health and wellness village and numerous kids' activities.

November is American Diabetes Month, and throughout the month the Association will recognize the nearly half of all American adults living with diabetes or prediabetes, acknowledging the strength, courage and determination that people with diabetes show in managing the challenges of this chronic illness. In addition to the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the Association will host an Education Recognition Program (ERP) Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Symposium on November 17, and Charity Partner Night with the Philadelphia Flyers on November 21.

To view the routes and register to run or walk visit

Novo Nordisk is the National Premier and Red Strider sponsor for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

The Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is presented by America's Diabetes Challenge, a program from Merck and the American Diabetes Association.

Other sponsors of the Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes include: Walgreen's, Independence Blue Cross, Subway, Nutrisystem, Mid Atlantic Retina, Laborers' District Council, and GEICO.

About the American Diabetes Association
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the Association supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

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Last updated on: 31/10/2017

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