In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of exercising, especially walking, when you have been diagnosed with diabetes, and how the American Diabetes Association does a fundraiser each year, which is the Step Out and Walk Campaign, for the cure of diabetes. At the time of publication of my last article, on this topic, the date for the Step Out and Walk Campaign in Columbus was TBA. Remember, you can walk individually or group, join a team, form a team, donate, and/or volunteer. Now, the American Diabetes Association has put up detailed information on their site for the Step Out and Walk Campaign such as location, time, contact person information on much more
For this fundraising event, the American Diabetes Association has a goal of reaching is $170,000.00. According to their website, the American Diabetes Association has raised $46,555.15. I have participated in a Step Out and Walk event before, and it was definitely worth it. The American Diabetes Association usually will have a kickoff event that involves educational materials, food and samples, as well as prizes as part of the Step Out and Walk Campaign. Be sure to check out their website and enter your zip code to find the Step Out and Walk event within your area.
Be sure that you also speak to your healthcare provider regarding walking, even if it is for a one-time event which can still put strain on your body. The American Diabetes Association also expresses this fact for those with diabetes
Until next time,
Timika Chambers RN BSN MSN CDE
A mother’s words of wisdom. From my heart to yours. Building within.