Tuesday, September 25

Team SU Ag Center to Participate in Annual Step Out to STOP Diabetes Walk!!!

Baton Rouge, La – The Southern University Ag Center will participate in the STOP Diabetes Walk, October 20, 2012. By taking part in this event, the team will be stepping out onto the streets to help change this growing epidemic. This annual event takes steps towards preventing and curing this deadly disease.

The walk takes place on Saturday, October 20, 2012, SU Home game day, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The walk is no more than 3 miles in 45 minutes.

How you can help: Join the team or give a tax-deductible donation by calling or visiting Erica Williams at the SU Ag Center; or emailing erica_williams@suagcenter.com; or following this direct link to the SU Ag Center Team page on diabetes.org: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A2LAM-LouisianaSouthernMSArea?team_id=555195&pg=team&fr_id=8402 ; or following this direct link to donate on Erica’s Page on diabetes.org: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A2LAM-LouisianaSouthernMSArea?px=1688195&pg=personal&fr_id=8402.

Please make all check/money order donations payable to: American Diabetes Association.  Cash donations are also welcome. No amount is too large or too small just desperately needed to help cure this overwhelming disease!

Here are reasons you should take pride in participating in Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes: About one in 10 American adults now has diabetes; Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.; One out of every three Americans born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue;    Nearly 7 million people of the 25.8 (8.3%) million children and adults in the U.S. living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. This annual event takes steps towards preventing and curing this deadly disease.

It's Not a Walk for Heart Disease, Stroke or Kidney Disease. And Yet It Is! Diabetes can, and does, lead to a wide range of other serious health complications.

By participating in Step Out, we're not just walking and raising funds to eliminate one disease. We're also battling cardiovascular problems, kidney failure, blindness, lower limb amputations, and much more.

You may join the walk or support Team SU Ag Center and help make a difference to millions of Americans living with diabetes, as well as the other 20 million at risk for developing this life changing disease.

Please show your support and add your HAND to the Diabetes Tree of Life in the SU Ag Center Foyer!

For additional information, donation or to register, please contact Erica Williams at 225-771-4394 or erica_williams@suagcenter.com; or go directly to the SU Ag Center Team page at http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A2LAM-LouisianaSouthernMSArea?team_id=555195&pg=team&fr_id=8402

This annual event is organized by the American Diabetes Association whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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