What’s your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes? Take the risk test, then get free food on `Alert Day’ on Tuesday, March 28th at Chick-fil-A in Santee

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.

To commemorate Tuesday, March 28 as the American Diabetes Association’s “Alert Day,” the nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, will giveaway free food to customers who find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the ADA’s Alert Day encourages people to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by taking the ADA’s online diabetes risk test at www.diabetes.org/socalalert. The risk test, consisting of seven questions covering such topics as family history, weight and age, takes less than 60 seconds to complete.

Anyone who visits a local Chick-fil-A restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 28, and shows proof they completed the diabetes risk test, will receive a free eight-piece grilled nugget entrée. Proof can include either a printout from the website page or show the risk test’s final page on a smart phone. No personal information or test results will be collected. No purchase is required. Limit of one free entree per customer per day. Offer consists of entrée only, not a meal.

Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, Escondido and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Camino Del Sur in the Del Sur/4S Ranch community. For addresses and directions, visit www.chick-fil-a.com.

The ADA said an estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes, including more than one million San Diego County residents with either pre-diabetes or diabetes conditions, and as many as 25 percent of people with diabetes are not aware they have the disease. “Alert Day becomes a wake-up call for many people,” said Dayna Murphy, manager, ADA, Southern California region. “Diagnosis of diabetes often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment.”

Chick-fil-A owner-operators in San Diego said their support of ADA’s Alert Day is part of the chain’s commitment to healthy lifestyle habits and disease prevention. In addition, ADA officials said the grilled nuggets entrée with only 2 grams of carbohydrates and reduced sodium meets the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. ADA officials also said that that eating out can be a part of a healthy lifestyle when choosing the right menu items.