Thursday, August 05, 2010
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes 2010
On October 3, 2010 I will be joining more than 100,000 fellow walkers from across the country in this year’s Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
I will be gathering donations and walking to help stop diabetes.
I've been participating in this walk for almost 15 years now. I missed it last year, but in 2008 I raised $230. My goal this year is $300.
I am asking for your help. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles. There are 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes, a disease that is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. If current trends continue, one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
I believe that my participation in this year’s Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes can and will make a difference. Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is one of the American Diabetes Association’s biggest fundraisers. With the help of people like you, the American Diabetes Association can raise over $20 million to help stop diabetes.
Please help me reach my goal by supporting me for this year’s Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated. Please go to my Web Page at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/erickbognar, to make a secure, 100% tax deductible donation.
Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.