Are you or someone you know one of the 25 million Americans with diabetes? If you live here in Georgia, the answer is probably “yes.”
Georgia makes up one of the 15 mostly Southern states labled the “Diabetes Belt.” Why Georgia?
There are also a higher proportion of Afiican Americans living in the Southeast, who are more prone to develop diabetes, for reasons researchers still don’t fully understand. And… the traditional Southern diet of biscuits, cornbread and fried chicken doesn’t help either.
This Saturday, the American Diabetes Association hosts the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes – a 5K fundraising walk in Grant Park. With strong support from local businesses in cities across the country, this event raises over $20 million nationwide to find a cure for diabetes and to support ADA’s mission.
Good Measure Meals will be attending this Saturday’s event to support our local partner and provide education to our local community. Stop by our booth if you plan to attend!
Want to join the fun but not yet registered? You can still register for free! If you can’t make this week’s walk but want to support the cause, you can also be a virtual walker or sign up for the next Step Out Walk in Atlanta in Alpharetta or Saturday, October 8th.
To learn more, follow this event on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/StepOutAtlanta or like this event on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Step-Out-Walk-Atlanta/185301648179376