American Diabetes Association to Host National Signature Event at the Detroit Zoo
On Saturday, September 15 more than 3,500 participants and volunteers will gather at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak to take part in the Stop Diabetes movement by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is a national event involving over 100,000 walkers throughout the country, and is the largest event the Michigan American Diabetes Association hosts. Since its inception over 20 years ago, the event has raised more than $150 million for diabetes research, advocacy and programs for all types of diabetes.
The event features an interactive two-mile walk through the zoo with a variety of entertainment, a Health & Fitness festival, breakfast and more.
The walk celebrates those who have diabetes and includes the Red Strider program. The Red Strider program is unique to the ADA, providing participants living with diabetes the opportunity to receive special recognition at the event.
Join the walkers in your community, and become a part of something that will impact the lives of generations to come. Every step has meaning!
To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit diabetes.org/stepoutdetroit or call 1-888-DIABETES.
Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.
Local Sponsors include 99.5 WYCD, The Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Meijer, Johnson Controls, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Oakland Regional Hospital, United Physicians, and Flatout Flatbread.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.