Step out for Diabetes!

By Oralia Garcia Dominic, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.
Make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.
Step Out participants are committed to walk and raise money in this inspirational event, not because 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, but because they walk among us in our lives and at the event.
Once you register, you’ll be given your very own web page and will have access to lots of tools to help you fundraise your Step Out Center. You’ll be able to customize the page with your reason for walking, send emails to ask others to join you or donate and even download Facebook and smart-phone apps. And, of course, your Step Out Specialist Sara Heller will be there to help along the way.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA’s signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175 million to stop diabetes. Walk day is a huge celebration of the fundraising efforts You put into this event. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids activities, local entertainment and, most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes.
This year’s Central Pennsylvania Step Out: Walk to stop Diabetes will be held on Saturday, September 14 2013 at City Island in Harrisburg. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk itself is at 11 a.m.
Teams are encouraged to come spirited and join in the fight for red, black and white. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the Most Spirited Attire, Most Strength in Numbers and Homecoming King and Queen to the top male and female fundraisers.
Fitness Fest:
Representatives from Central Pa. companies and organizations will  interact with event participants by answering questions and demonstrating products in an effort to raise awareness and inform the public about the advancements in diabetes treatment and prevention.
Entertainment:
Tim Harakal will be the musician and entertainment for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This talented folk/pop artist brings an incredible energy to the stage as he performs covers and original music. Check out his Facebook page at facebook.com/TimIsAlive.
Kid’s Zone:
Children will be able to enjoy many fun activities in our Kid’s Carnival. This will feature arts, crafts, face painters and balloon artists. This family-friendly environment is great for all ages.
Pet Tent:
Bring your furry friends. Step Out is welcoming animals at the Pet Tent where they will receive bandanas, special treats and will be able to cool off at the Hydration Station.

Saturday, September 14 2013 City Island, Harrisburg
Registration: 9a.m. | Walk: 11a.m.

Step Out to do your part to Stop Diabetes. 

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