East County program for children to benefit from American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

FotoStepOutStartLineThe American Diabetes Association (ADA) in San Diego will raise money for programs and services for people living with diabetes at its Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, a fundraising walk on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, at NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego.

One of the ADA’s East County programs to receive support from Step Out will be Camp Wana Kura, a summer day-camp held at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve for children with diabetes.

 Other ADA programs to benefit from Step Out will include ongoing efforts to fund research, advocacy efforts and education.

Registration for Step Out will begin at 8 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9 a.m. On-site registration will be available. Several walk routes are available; the maximum is three miles Admission to attend Step Out is free. There is no cost to be a walker. Event information is available at www.diabetes.org/stepoutsandiego.

About 1,000 walkers are expected to participate and raise about $200,000 in donations. More than 120 teams are expected to walk, including teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members affected by diabetes. Prizes can be earned by those walkers who raise the highest donation dollar amounts.

For additional event information, contact Laurie Corbin, ADA manager of fundraising and special events, at (619) 234-9897, ext. #7510, or LCorbin@diabetes.org.

Among the local 2015 Step Out sponsors: UC San Diego Health System, Profil Institute for Clinical Research, Dexcom, Lions Clubs International, Osetra the Fishhouse, AstraZeneca and Edcure.org.