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American Diabetes Association holds annual walk to stop diabetes

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Plans are underway for an exciting day of fun and fundraising in support of the 17th Annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes to be held on Saturday, March 19th at Queen Kapiolani Park.

  • Registration starts at 7:00 AM
  • Warm Up Zumba at 7:45 AM
  • Walk Starts at 8:00 AM
  • No registration fee

Raise up to $100 and you can receive a Step Out t-shirt

You can also win a trip on Alaska Airlines – anyone who raises $100 or more can win a roundtrip for two, with no  blackout dates.

Every $50 after that you will have your name placed in the drawing again - courtesy of Alaska Airlines!

Q:  How do the funds raised on March 19th help those with diabetes in Hawaii?

Our goal this year is to raise $410,000 to support the nearly 600,000 individuals living with prediabetes or diabetes.

100% of the funds are placed back into the Hawaii budget to help provide Hawaii communities with diabetes education & information to help protect families through advocacy advancements, support programs to increase awareness about diabetes and increase research funding.

Q:  Why is it so important that people get involved?

Diabetes is one of the most serious, common, and costly diseases in Hawaii and across the United States. The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. exceeds $322 billion. 

Native Hawaiians, Filipinos, Chinese and Japanese are particularly prone to have higher rates of diabetes; Prevention is the key!

Take the short diabetes risk test: www.diabetes.org/risk.

Q:  Due to the rise in diagnosis, what advice can you share with the public regarding how you can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes?

  • Lose Weight
  • Eat Healthy
  • Be More Active

Q:  How can people sign up?  

Login to diabetes.org/stepouthawaii

Call 947-5979

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