Making every step count as part of Walk to Stop Diabetes

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On Oct. 6, thousands of people got together to stop diabetes for the nearly 26 million American children and adults with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and their families, friends, colleagues and caregivers. Across Pennsylvania and across the country, the American Diabetes Association hosted “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” events to raise awareness about diabetes and money to fight a disease that affects so many. Walkers secured donations from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

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These proceeds will benefit the Association, which funds diabetes research, delivers services to hundreds of communities, and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. “Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all,” said Kira Foley, Manager of Fundraising & Special Events. “Step Out is a day to celebrate our Red Striders, who are children and adults with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes! It’s a day to raise awareness and recognize our teams, walkers and sponsors, and celebrate their fundraising success! Come join us as we stop diabetes together!” (Photos by J.L. Martello)

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