East County Business News by Rick Griffin
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, presented by the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) San Diego office, will be held this Sunday morning, Oct. 27, at De Anza Cove in San Diego’s Mission Bay area. The public is invited to attend. Admission to attend Step Out is free. There is no cost to be a walker. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. and the 3.1-mile (5k) walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear red-colored attire, including shirts, pants, hats and jewelry. Red is a designated color for the ADA. At Step Out, a prize will be given to the best-red-dressed walker team.
About 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the fundraiser and raise about $120,000 in donations for diabetes research. More than 110 teams are expected to walk, including teams representing businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members affected by diabetes. The walk will start and finish at De Anza Cove with a rest stop at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, 1775 East Mission Bay Dr., San Diego. Event information is available at www.diabetes.org/stepoutsandiego.
Among the 2013 Step Out sponsors: Geico Insurance, Halozyme Therapeutics, Wells Fargo Advisors, Lions Clubs International, Profil Institute for Clinical Research, UC San Diego Health System, Cubic Corp and Dexcom, Inc. Shire Regenerative Medicine is the official Red Strider sponsor for the event. Red Striders are Step Out walkers who have been diagnosed with diabetes.