Walkers flood the pathways at Midwestern University’s Glendale campus at the start of the 2010 American Diabetes Association’s "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes."
The annual American Diabetes Association’s “Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes” will take place in two Valley locations Saturday, Oct. 1st.
Early birds can gather at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, 5700 N. Loop Rd. in Chandler. Registration for this walk begins at 6:30am, with your choice of a one- or three-mile walk through the 1880s western town starting at 8am.
Or, enjoy walking in the balmy early evening hours at Midwestern University’s Glendale Campus. Registration opens at the Barrel Student Center beginning at 4:30pm, with the walk from 6 to 7pm. The course is a five-kilometer tour of the Midwestern’s campus, located at 19555 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale.
At Midwestern, participants and their families can also enjoy activities including inflatables, a dunk tank, face painting, fresh popcorn and Italian ice. An informational pavilion with vendor booths will be on hand to provide educational materials about diabetes. Midwestern University has been a host site for the Association’s walk since 2004. The 2010 event raised more than $250,000.
Walkers are raising money to support diabetes research, education and advocacy for the 25.8 million people with diabetes throughout the U.S. Cigna Medical Group is sponsoring both walks. Find more details here.
Midwestern University is a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences. The Glendale campus is home to more than 2,800 students and five colleges: the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, and the Arizona College of Optometry. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The American Diabetes 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. Learn more at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org.