Wear red at this Sunday’s diabetes fundraising walk – East County Business News by Rick Griffin

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

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.