Join hundreds of area residents in the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Saturday, Sept. 19, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
The Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes begins and ends in Parking Lot A of the SIUE campus. The 1.5- and 3-mile walk routes are wide, flat and partially shaded travel through the botanical Gardens. The routes accommodate strollers, wheelchairs and leashed dogs. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., the walk begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at noon.
This walk features a Kids Zone with jump house and the Children’s Hospital Mobile Intensive Care Unit Ambulance, special appearances by INDYCAR driver Charlie Kimball, Fredbird and 106.5 The Arch DJs Ricki and Brando. Lunch will be provided by Anton’s Concessions and Catering.
Walkers will have the opportunity to tell their story in the “Why I Walk Video” for possible inclusion in a YouTube post and take self-photos on SNAPTAP that will be posted to Facebook.
Sponsors will share information and give-aways in a vendor area. Health care specialists from Alton Memorial Hospital will provide information and screenings such as A1c, blood glucose, blood pressure and BMI determination. Big Papa G will be the DJ, and Goshen Coffee will be served.
The event’s presenting sponsor is Simmons, Hanly, Conroy; platinum sponsors are R.P. Lumber, AdVantage News, SIUE Foundation, The Bank of Edwardsville and Rollex Corp.; gold sponsor is Warrior Building Products; silver sponsors are Alton Memorial Hospital, Balke Brown Transwestern, Lockton Companies, Goshen Coffee Co., Ameren Illinois, IMPACT Strategies, Pohlman USA Court Reporting & Litigation Services, First Clover Leaf Bank, Chuck’s Boots, Lewis Rice and U.S. Bank; bronze sponsors are Scott Credit Union, Lilly Diabetes and Anderson Hospital; Red Strider tent sponsor is Memorial Hospital of Belleville; pewter sponsors are Phillips 66 – Wood River Refinery, Senior Services Plus, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center and Wishing Web; rest stop sponsor is 1st MidAmerica Credit Union; exclusive radio sponsor is 106.5 The Arch; and national sponsors are Novo Nordisk and Walgreens.