Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is on October 4, 2014 at Magnuson Park in Seattle and on October 11, 2014 at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Step Out is the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) signature fundraising walk. The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes. Step Out is filled with music, food, kids’ activities, giveaways, local entertainment and most importantly, the company of hundreds of people who truly understand the impact of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Before the event, enjoy coffee and a light breakfast. After the walk there will be a live band and festivities for the whole family.
The American Diabetes Association is the only non-profit organization supporting all 25.8 million Americans living with 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.
The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes raises money for the many programs and research that the American Diabetes Association (ADA). You have 3 route options on event day, choose from 1.5 miles, 3 miles or complete the 3 mile loop twice for 6 miles (for the Tacoma Step Out, a 1.5 mile and 5 mile loop are available.) All routes will start along the beach. A water-stop and restroom is located on the route at approximately the halfway point. My team has done this the last 2 years in a row, and it always is a beautiful walk near the beach with lots of activities for kids and adults alike before and after. I learned many different options from the vendor booths last year in which we incorporated into our daily lives dealing with T1D.
Don’t have a team to walk with? Join Team Red. Team Red is a team for anyone without a team…it is a chance to connect with other Step Out walkers that share your passion to stop diabetes.
WHEN: October 4, 2014
Registration/Check-In – 8:30 a.m.
Walk Begins – 10 a.m.
Warren Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
REGISTER: To donate or register for the Seattle walk on October 4, 2014, go to Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes 2014.