Area residents participate in an American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This year’s walk, one of the association’s biggest fund-raisers, is set for Oct. 4 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Hundreds of area residents will participate in the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Saturday, Oct. 4, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Parking Lot A for a one-day fund-raising event to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Participants can register at www.diabetes.org/stepoutmetroeast or by calling 888-DIABETES.
The Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy, begins and ends in Parking Lot A of the SIUE Campus. The 1.5- and 3-mile walking routes consist of wide, flat, and partially shaded travel through the SIUE Botanical Gardens, accommodate strollers and wheelchairs, and are leashed-dog friendly. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and the event is slated to end at 11:30 a.m.
This family-friendly event features a Kids Zone with jump house, face painting, musical entertainment, a martial arts demonstration, and appearances from Fredbird and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” Grab-and-go breakfast items and fruit will be provided to participants.
Walkers will have the opportunity to tell their story in the “Why I Walk Video” for possible inclusion in a YouTube post. Sponsors will share information and host giveaways in the vendor area. Health care specialists will provide health information and screenings for A1c, blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI determination. Complimentary Team photos will be provided by Walgreens.
The presenting sponsor is Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a national law firm headquartered in Alton. Major sponsors include ENCLAVE Capital Management, IMPACT Strategies, Alton Steel Inc., AdVantage News, SIUE and the SIUE Foundation, WBGZ Radio, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Ameren Illinois, Alton Memorial Hospital, United Community Bank, William Boudoures Co., Memorial Hospital of Belleville, Molina Healthcare of Illinois, and contribution sponsors: Anderson Hospital, Lilly Diabetes, Sponsors Phillips 66-Wood River Refinery, Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Scott Credit Union, the Firm of Galloway; Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, & Smith; S. W. Wilson and Co., Thomas Saksa Funeral Homes, Prosthetic and Orthotic Care Inc., DaVita, Senior Services Plus and Digitalartz.
To form or join a team, or register as an individual or a virtual walker, go to www.diabetes.org/stepoutmetroeast.