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Second Annual ADA Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

Written By: Val Isaacson on May 17, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Join the Lions Clubs of District 4-C6 on SUNDAY, 9/27/09 in downtown San José for this fundraising run or walk and healthy living fair at the Guadalupe River Park Arena Green adjacent to HP Pavilion.

Last year we had 11 Lions Clubs form teams and we raised $5,578 for the ADA to accomplish its mission which is to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is a Lions District endorsed project. It is important for all Lions Clubs to participate, since diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness.

This epidemic affects almost 24 million Americans. Your support of the ADA Walk will help them dedicate more funds towards finding a cure for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as provide information, education, programs and services in our community.

Information is power and Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by learning about diabetes and having a healthy, active lifestyle. Participating in Step Out can help our Lions, friends, and neighbors to set an activity goal to walk daily. We are all at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes; some of us already have diabetes, or know someone who does.

Contact your club’s team captain from last year about being a team captain again this year or be the team captain for your club by signing up at stepout.diabetes.org.

Diabetes Awareness Co-chairpersons
Lion Val Isaacson, Almaden Super Lions, cell 408-464-3896
Lion Barb Stone, Milpitas Host Lions, 408-262-9055

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