For the first time in years, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will be holding their DC Step Out Walk & Tour de Cure events in the District with the beautiful backdrop of the National Monuments.
On the first full day of Autumn, Saturday, September 23, bring the family out to the Washington Monument grounds to enjoy a day of family events, a health and wellness expo and much more while showing your support to raise funds for diabetes research in the DC region. Across the National Capital Area, the ADA has helped more than 200,000 individuals and families living with diabetes. Through research, education and advocacy, the ADA is working to prevent and ultimately cure this disease. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.
For those who want to participate in the Tour De Cure or the DC Step Out Walk, the event’s bike portion -- titled Tour de Cure -- will feature three cycling routes for anyone from beginners to seasoned riders and offers one of the only closed-course bike rides through the DC area. The walking portion -- titled DC Step Out Walk -- is a 5K presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Diabetes is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States, using up one out of every five healthcare dollars in the country and culminating in nearly $320 billion annually. The ADA predicts that by the year 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will be living with diabetes. In DC alone, 12.3% of the population suffer from diabetes
For more information, please visit American Diabetes Association
ABOUT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The 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. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.