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American Diabetes Association to host 25th anniversary walk

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

WHAT: 25th Anniversary Walk. We honor our teams and individual donors. Walking 3.1 miles, Health & Fitness Fair, Spur 327 Band, climbing wall, food, water. 

WHO: American Diabetes Association. Walkers from across West Texas and New Mexico (2,000 in attendence)

WHEN: Satruday, September 22, 2018. Check-in - 8:00 a.m. Walk start - 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Mackenzie Park - Baseball fields

WHY: The American Diabetes Association is the only organization that fights all types of diabetes - Type 1, type 2, gestational, and pre-diabetes - supporting children, teens and adults with diabetes through research, adovacy, and education. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes funds costly research to find a cure, helps provide a great Day Camp for Kids/Teens, and much more. 

Our goal for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is to raise $500,000+ with 2,000 walkers. Help us achieve our goal! To reach our goal - we are asking every walker to raise a minimum of $150. 

There are over 127,700 people in Lubbock County who have diabetes or pre-diabetes. That's enough to fill up Jones AT&T stadium 2 times. Diabetes is a major cause of death by disease and thousands will suffer devestating complications until there is a cure. 

To register and form a team: www.diabetes.org/stepoutlubbock   
email: matwood@diabetes.org or call 794-0691, ext. 6138

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