For the past 3 years, Cougars for Kids has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to participate in their annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event.
WHO IS INVOLVED? Your American Diabetes Association (ADA), families, friends and co-workers in and around the Houston area will join in a nationwide campaign to raise money to help fund diabetes research, education, and advocacy.
WHAT IS IT? Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA's largest annual fundraising campaign. Every fall, thousands of people join in the fight against diabetes by walking and running in the family friendly non-competitive walk and run.
WHEN IS IT? Saturday, November 17, 2012
WHERE IS IT? Minute Maid Park - 501 Crawford, Houston & Northshore Park - 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
WHY DO IT? Chances are you know someone with diabetes. Over 26 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, 1/3 of them don't know it, and over 79 milion are pre-diabetic. Every 17 seconds someone in this country is diagnosed with diabetes. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 children born today will develop this chronic disease in their lifetime.