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American Diabetes Association Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court

Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Decision ensures millions of Americans living with diabetes will have access to affordable, quality care

 

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 28, 2012) – The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, celebrates today’s monumental U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. For the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and the 79 million who have prediabetes, this decision preserves their ability to access quality health care that is vital to the prevention and management of diabetes, and in maintaining overall health.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act marks a crucial victory in our continued fight to Stop Diabetes®,” said Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “This law eliminates health insurance discrimination against people living with diabetes and provides access to affordable, quality health care and prevention programs needed to curb the current diabetes epidemic and prevent its devastating complications, including blindness, amputation, heart disease and kidney failure.”

Health insurance coverage is essential to leading a healthy life, and our nation’s highest Court has affirmed the validity of the Affordable Care Act, allowing implementation to continue in a way that will benefit patients with chronic diseases, like diabetes. Upholding the law protects the important benefits that people with diabetes have already received since the bill became law, including the elimination of lifetime limits on health insurance coverage, access to free preventive care, lower prescription drug costs for seniors, allowing young adults to stay on their parent’s insurance plans, protecting children from being denied insurance and the development of a successful program aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes.

“Every day, the American Diabetes Association works hard to expand access to affordable care to prevent, delay and slow the progression of diabetes,” said Hausner. “Upholding the law is a major step forward in our continued fight as we work toward full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. People with diabetes, and all Americans, will no longer be denied access to the health insurance they need, will not have their insurance run out when they need it most and cannot be discriminated against based on pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes.”
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.
Contact: Susan McCarthy (703) 549-1500 ext. 1637 smccarthy@diabetes.org

 

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American Diabetes Association Moves to the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles

 Move Reinforces its Mission to Expand Awareness and Education

 

 

Los Angeles, CA -May 29, 2012- The American Diabetes Association announced today that its Los Angeles operation is moving to permanent, expanded offices in the heart of the financial district of downtown Los Angeles. The firm will occupy the 9th floor at 611 Wilshire Boulevard.

 The ADA's move is fueled by the combined strength of its Los Angeles based team and the resources of the organization's national practices in leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and the fight for those affected by diabetes.

 A vibrant city center, downtown Los Angeles has experienced unparalleled commercial, creative and cultural rebirth and growth in the past decade. The new space will allow the organization to expand its reach into a previously under-serviced demographic and provide greater access to the resources the organization provides.

 “As diabetes continues to be a growing concern and epidemic in Los Angeles, it is appropriate for the ADA to position itself in the heart of city where support from our vibrant business community can affect positive change within the organization and for those touched by diabetes. This move is a testament to the strength of the organization and reinforces the importance and significance of Downtown,” said Carol Schatz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central City Association. 

 One in seven people in Los Angeles County have diabetes.  If that statistic is not sobering enough, think about the fact that a one third of American children and teens are overweight or obese which could lead to Type 2 diabetes. They are at higher risk of developing this diabetes, in which the body can't make enough insulin or use what it does make to process sugar from food.

 Diabetes is one of the nation’s deadliest diseases and there is no cure.  Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another person is diagnosed every 17 seconds. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but with early diagnosis and treatment, preventive measures can be taken to manage the disease.

 We are excited about our decision to relocate to Downtown and will enjoy all that it has to offer created by this new effort to further strengthen the social and economic fabric of Downtown,” said Peter Braun, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles.  “With this move, we will be positioned to take advantage of the many synergies available from doing business Downtown, working alongside and growing with other businesses and non-profits, government workers and educational institutions in our city.”

 Sauli Danpour, President of Xyvest Holdings Inc, the principle owner of the building at 611 Wilshire Blvd stated, “This relocation is of special significance to me as I am not only an owner of the building, but also a Board member of the Downtown Center Business Improvement District. We are pleased and honored to say that we the American Diabetes Association is now among the roster of non-profits with offices in our buildings.”

 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.  Media Contact: Mary Hewitt (mhewitt@diabetes.org) 323-966-2890 x 7502 (new number)                                                                                   

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 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FATHER OF THE YEAR” BENEFIT

 Awardees Finance Manager, Entertainment CEO, Physician, Marketing CEO

 "The best dads are rich in ways no one can measure”

 

May 29, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – June is the month we celebrate Father’s Day.  On June 14, 2012 the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles is honoring its Father of the Year recipients who include these outstanding fathers; Bob Graziano, Dr. David Kayne, Kevin Jonas, Sr., and Ricky Mintz. The proceeds from the event benefit the American Diabetes Association.

 Since 1999, The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the National Father's Day Council to host the Father of the Year Awards dinner. Each year we recognize numerous men from across the nation for the outstanding strength, commitment and love they exhibit as fathers. Each honoree has served as a role model and inspiration to their children throughout their accomplished careers, continuously maintaining a balanced work and home life through their dedication, leadership and contributions to their community.

 More than $25 million has been raised to date from Father of the Year events.  These events will help the American Diabetes Association fund essential advocacy, education and research initiatives.  All proceeds from the event will support the American Diabetes Association and its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

 As part of the program, videos will be shown of each honoree, with his family, at home, or on vacation or just having fun. One or more of the honoree's children make the trophy presentation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel..

 Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another person is diagnosed every 17 seconds. One in seven people in Los Angeles County have diabetes. Diabetes is one of the nation’s deadliest diseases, and there is no cure. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but with early diagnosis and treatment, preventive measures can be taken to manage the disease. 

 If you wish to attend or need more information please contact Linda Gledhill at 323.966.2890 x 7445 or email lgledhill@diabetes.org. Media contact: Mary Hewitt, mhewitt@diabetes.org or 323-966-2890 ext. 7502.

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LAX Gateway Turns RED for Diabetes Awareness in Minority Communities

 

 Los Angeles (November 15, 2011)—The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will light the LAX Gateway Pylons red from dusk until dawn on Tuesday, November 15 to remind Los Angeles minorities to schedule yearly physical exams.

 The two organizations have asked the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to light the series of 100-foot-high lit pylons at the intersection of Century and Sepulveda Boulevards and the 1.5-mile lineup of 11 translucent, tempered glass along Century Boulevard to raise awareness of diabetes. This disease causes more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS per year and has a high prevalence within the African American, Latino and Native American communities. Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are at a high risk for type two diabetes.

 If current trends continue, one in three children born in California after the year 2000 will develop diabetes within his or her lifetime.  For non-whites, this number is nearly one in two.  

 Minority communities at high risk for diabetes are a particular concern in Los Angeles County. The rate of diabetes diagnoses has increased nearly 38 percent in 10 years, affecting an estimated 650,000 adults, according to the LA County Health Survey.[i] 2010 Census statistics reveal nearly 76 percent of the county’s residents are minority. 

 Some symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal and tingling/numbness in the hands/feet. People with type two diabetes may not have any symptoms.

 

About CCALAC
CCALAC is the largest regional association of nonprofit community and free clinics in California.  Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 47 members that operate more than 140 clinics throughout the county.  These clinics serve nearly one million patients per year, the majority of whom are uninsured or underinsured. 

 CCALAC member physicians conduct regular reviews on the outcomes of diabetes care to ensure quality results for patients. The clinics’ and community health centers’ screening and treatment practices are scored against nine measures of quality indicators, based on nationally accepted best practices for diabetes care, including blood sugar and blood pressure control, cholesterol levels, screening for depression, as well as setting up self-management goals and regular foot exams. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.

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National Patient Groups Respond to ‘Daily Show’ Segment on Wellness Programs

 WASHINGTON

November 1, 2011

 

   The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association issued the following statement today in response to last night’s “Daily Show” segment about workplace wellness programs.  

 

“Last night, The Daily Show with comedian Jon Stewart featured a segment that parodied the legislative gridlock in Congress by chronicling the story of a bill that did not become law. In its attempt to shed light on the often entertaining legislative process, the segment unfortunately took comedic license with the facts as they relate to the positions and actions of the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.

“The segment focused on H.R. 3472, a bill introduced in 2009 by Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA) that was described as providing incentives through reduced health care premiums to people who exercise. In fact, the bill would have allowed employers and health insurers to reduce or raise health care premiums by thousands of dollars based on a person’s specific health condition, such as his or her blood pressure, smoking status, cholesterol, weight or blood sugar. (The word “exercise” was not in the bill.) The impact of these provisions would have been to penalize people with pre-existing health conditions and certain health risks who could not meet these targets by charging them more for their health care. In addition, the legislation would have applied to health plans sold in the individual market, where people do not have the support of a formal workplace wellness program to help them achieve these goals.

 

“Our organizations are strong supporters of comprehensive wellness and health promotion programs that utilize incentives, such as discounted gym memberships, for employees who participate in them. However, we oppose the use of penalties based on a person’s health status, especially when the penalties are tied to health care premiums. Doing so could open the door to discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, including those who are genetically predisposed to those conditions, and to those who face obstacles to accessing healthy food and a safe place to exercise. Most importantly, it could make health care less affordable for those who need it most.

 “The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association worked with Rep. Dahlkemper’s office to strengthen her well-intended legislation, and we carefully explained our position to The Daily Show as they were preparing the segment. Although the bill, like many other legislative proposals, did not pass Congress for numerous reasons, similar language was enacted into law under the Affordable Care Act. We continue to work openly and constructively with lawmakers to encourage healthy lifestyles and improve access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans.” ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

 ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.

 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.

 The American Heart Association, founded in 1924, is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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Thousands to Gather for FREE Health Screenings, Healthy Living Seminars, Entertainment and More at

American Diabetes Association Feria de Salud 2011

 

23rd Annual Feria de Salud


Los Angeles, CA 90012

 Sunday, November 6, 2011

 10 am – 3pm

 

Los Angeles, CA – The American Diabetes Association presents the 23rd annual Feria de Salud, a free public event held on historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. Each year, thousands gather to receive free health screenings including blood glucose testing, cholesterol tests, foot screenings and more. Feria de Salud also features live entertainment, healthy living seminars and fun for the entire family.

Free health screenings also include blood pressure, mammograms, vision, dental exams, advice from doctors and Certified Diabetes Educators and much more. Last year, Feria de Salud welcomed more than 5,000 community members and was able to conduct in excess of 3,500 free screenings.

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes – including one in every ten Los Angeles residents.  Diabetes remains one of the deadliest diseases in America, taking the lives of more than 300,000 people each year.

Seminar topics will explore the basics of diabetes, proper nutrition and fun ways to exercise. The day will also feature live cooking demonstrations and performances by mariachis, and a cadre of folklorico dancers.

Feria de Salud is an event under the Por Tu Familia program of American Diabetes Association designed specifically for the Hispanic/Latino community which has a disproportionately high incidence rate of diabetes. In 2010, this program reached nearly 100,000 Latinos throughout Los Angeles via diabetes awareness activities, prevention, educational seminars, community forums and community-specific events in collaboration with other organizations.

For more information about Feria de Salud, the public should call 323-966-2890 ext. 7447.
 
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Countdown to StepOut

October 2, 2011

 

Join the American Diabetes Association, celebrities, and thousands of walkers at the annual “STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES STEP OUT LOS ANGELES

Experience the Health and Wellness Village presented by the Los Angeles Times 

Media Park - 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA

Registration 7:30am - Walk Starts 9:30am

September 20, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)  – Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you lost someone close to you to diabetes? If you or a loved one suffer from diabetes, or if you've lost someone close due to the disease, you know just how important it is to take strides to stop diabetes.   Get your walking shoes on. 

Join Jillian Rose Reed stars on MTV's number one scripted series Awkward. at the ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on October 2nd in Culver City.  Jillian and her brother Robbie Tucker,  has been in such hit films as Little Fockers, Disney's Prom and the upcoming Kristen Chenoweth movie, Family Weekend will be at the event to share their reason for participating at the Step Out Walk.

Step Out is a great way to show support for the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S with diabetes and the 79 million more who are at risk. Every 17 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with diabetes.

Enter the Land of Oz as you check in at the Step Out Walk registration.  Then as you begin your walk you are entertained by the various movie characters walking around the premises, take a photo with Darth Vader and Princess Leia.  While you are learning the latest about health and fitness from one of the plethora of booths – you sample what the latest in healthy dietary faire.  The Los Angeles walk is designed to be a memorable experience for the whole family and the route is approximately three miles. 

Donations from walkers and their friends and families will help fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; and provide objective and credible information.

Be a part of the cure—Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes— Form a team or sign up to start raising money today!  To register, volunteer or for more information, the public should visit StepOutLA.com or call 1-888-DIABETES or 888-342-2383 ext. 7540.

 The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy.  Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country providing services in more than 800 communities

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Walk through Hollywood History to benefit American Diabetes Association

 Sign up to register a team for October 2nd, Culver City event

 

September 7, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) -- The time is near for the annual Los Angeles Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes at Media Park in Culver City on October 2nd with a fun twist.  Imagine walking through the Land of Oz as you follow the yellow brick road to register for the walk….minutes later you run into Luke Skywalker at a rest stop. 

Yes, this is no ordinary walk. This walk, a key fund-raiser for the American Diabetes Association for Los Angeles, is Sunday, Oct. 2. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. You can register anytime – www.stepoutla.com.

Peter Braun, the American Diabetes Association Executive Director for Los Angeles, said every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the association's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes. "We are hoping for 5,000 walkers and we are off to a good start with close to 200 Team Captains  and the challenge of those teams is building them into a larger number of people.

The teams are very important. Crimson or Powder Blue?  USC and UCLA have formed teams and registered for the Step Out Diabetes Walk.

Braun said of those registered for the event. "Our walk is unique in that it is a walk through movie and television history, so it will be an entertaining 3 mile walk. I feel confident that this year's walk will be bigger than last year, but we need people to register.  There will be a Health and Wellness Village featured by the LA Times with cutting edge products and services to get healthy and stay healthy." "The walk is extremely important," Braun said. "It is the big event of the year for us and it has a significant impact on our success.

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and serves as an advocate for those affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, 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.

” Today, nearly 26 million Americans - including 1 million in Los Angeles County alone - live with diabetes. Register, volunteer or find out more information by visiting www. Stepoutla.com or by calling (888-342-2383 ext. 7540). "Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all," Braun said. "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is such a wonderful event for families, friends and co-workers to come together and help raise money for a good cause."

 

Contact: Mary E. Hewitt

American Diabetes Association

Director of Marketing & Communications

Tel 323 966-2890 x 7502 mhewitt@diabetes.org

 

 

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STEP OUT LOS ANGELES

Walk to Fight Diabetes

 Featuring the Health and Wellness Village presented by the Los Angeles Times 

 

 

Media Park - 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA

Registration 7:30am - Walk Starts 9:30am

 Los Angeles, CA  (August 25, 2011)– Do you or a loved one have diabetes? Have you lost someone close to you to diabetes? If you or a loved one suffers from diabetes, or if you've lost someone close due to the disease, you know just how important it is to take strides to stop diabetes.

Join the American Diabetes Association, celebrities, and thousands of walkers at the annual “STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES5k event and the Health and Wellness Village presented by the Los Angeles Times at the Culver City Media Park on Sunday, October 2, 2011. The walk is for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community and making a positive difference in the lives of many.

Step Out is a great way to show support for the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S with diabetes and the 79 million more who are at risk. Every 17 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with diabetes.

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk, and every year, thousands of families touched by diabetes and members of nationwide business communities pledge their support to the event. More than $20 million a year is raised through the walk to support the association's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

If you want to get involved or wish to walk for a family member or friend who has diabetes, just go to
www.StepOutLA.com.  Volunteers are number one! 

Be a part of the cure—Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes— Form a team or sign up to start raising money today!  For more information on diabetes in Los Angeles go to www.ADA-LosAngeles.org

 The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy.  Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country providing services in more than 800 communities.

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 Aetna BECOMES PART OF THE STOP DIABETES MOVEMENT BY SUPPORTING STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES

 And the Los Angeles Times presents the Health and Wellness Village

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (August 9, 2011) – The Los Angeles Times and Aetna have become part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by signing on to sponsor the Los Angeles American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, which will take place Sunday, October 2, from 9:30am to 3pm at Culver City Media Park.  Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature, one-day fundraising walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

 "The American Diabetes Association is grateful to the Los Angeles Times and Aetna for their commitment to the Stop Diabetes movement by supporting the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes,” said Peter Braun, Executive Director of ADA Los Angeles.  “Events like Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes helps change the future of diabetes by bringing public attention to the risk factors associated with the disease.”  Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is also a great way for friends, family and neighbors to get together and enjoy great food and fun, while contributing their time and spirit to helping find a cure for diabetes.

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including one million in Los Angeles—who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. 

National sponsors include Cary's® Sugar Free Syrup, Equal® 0 Calorie Sweetener, PureVia® All Natural Zero Calorie Sweetener and Dignity® Memorial Network. Be part of the Stop Diabetes movement and start raising money today!  To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit diabetes.org/stepout or call 1-888-DIABETES.  Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.

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.               

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. 


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STEP OUT LOS ANGELES: Walk to Fight Diabetes

featuring the Health and Wellness Village presented by the Los Angeles Times 

Culver City Media District

Media Park - 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA

Registration 7:30am - Walk Starts 9:00am

 Los Angeles, CA – Join the American Diabetes Association, celebrities, and thousands of walkers at the annual “STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES” 5k event and the Health and Wellness Village presented by the Los Angeles Times at the Culver City Media District on Sunday, October 2, 2011. The walk is for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community and making a positive difference in the lives of many.

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes. Additionally, 79 million people have pre-diabetes. In Los Angeles alone, one in every ten people has diabetes. These staggering statistics highlight the importance of research and education about the disease.

The Los Angeles walk is designed to be fun for the whole family and the route is approximately three miles.  Donations from walkers and their friends and families will help fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; deliver services to hundreds of communities; and provide objective and credible information. The Health and Wellness Village is meant to be as much fun as it is informative with over 50 booths and entertainment.

This famous Hollywood landmark themed event includes live entertainment, exhibits, contests, refreshments for walkers, and a chance for kids and adults to walk to fight diabetes.  This fun-filled affair draws walkers from across Southern California and is one of the premier fundraising activities on the American Diabetes Association’s yearly calendar.

Be a part of the cure—Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes— Form a team or sign up to start raising money today!  To register, volunteer or for more information, the public should visit StepOutLA.com or call 1-888-DIABETES or 888-342-2383 ext. 7540.

  The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy.  Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country providing services in more than 800 communities.