Registration is open for the Portland Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event.
Please join us on Saturday, September 21 at the Rose Quarter for this year's Wall to Stop Diabetes!
Money raised at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes funds our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The Diabetes EXPO that just took place on Saturday, May 4 at the Oregon Convention Center is one example of the community outreach and education programs that we provide with your help. Approx. 3,000 people attended the EXPO and took part in free screenings, cooking demonstrations and other activities.
To register and for more information, visit us at www.diabetes.org/portlandstepout
In 2012, Step Out; Walk to Stop Diabetes hosted 1,800 participants and raised nearly $250,000.
A few highlights of the American Diabetes Association in 2012 include: The American Diabetes Association Expo served nearly 5,000 people, offering free screenings, cooking demonstrations, education and the opportunity to see many diabetes products that are on the market by visiting approx. 80 vendor booths. More than 1,000 teachers and school staff were trained through our Safe at School program. In June, we launched our new Living with Type 2 Diabetes program and signed up more than 2,000 people to receive year-long education on diabetes. Our CEO, Larry Hausner, visited Portland and delivered our Community Update in October. More than $1 million was awarded by the American Diabetes Research Foundation to Oregon researchers studying type 1 and type 2 diabetes. More than 400 medical professionals attended our Annual Diabetes Practice Update to further their diabetes education. Thank you for your support of the American Diabetes Association. These accomplishment are made possible because of you and your support of the American Diabetes Association.
On Saturday, September 22, over 1,300 registered Walkers, 100 volunteers and our sponsors came together and raised over $140,000 for diabetes research, advocacy and education.
With your help, locally we are able to provide the following:
Held annually at the Oregon Convention Center, EXPO serves over 5,000 community members interested in the latest information on diabetes. While at this free event people have access to screenings, education, healthy eating and active living demonstrations, workshops and “Ask the Expert” consultations.
Safe at School
Last year, 178 schools and 1,333 school personnel throughout Oregon and SW Washington received free Safe at School training to ensure that children with diabetes remain safe while attending school.
Family Link connects families who are learning to live with diabetes by providing newsletters, resources, training, parent mentors, and local social and educational events. The Jim Hansen Memorial Symposium is held each year at EXPO to educate and provide the latest information to parents and families of children with type 1 diabetes.
Annual Diabetes Practice Update (ADPU)
Conference held for medical professionals interested in the latest on diabetes care, research and education.
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Free one-year program for people newly diagnosed with diabetes. Sign up at www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES.Stop Diabetes @ Work
A free employer hosted workplace wellness program provided by the American Diabetes Association to promote diabetes awareness, detection, management and education.
The Association has been funding innovative research to combat diabetes since 1955. Currently funded research grants in Oregon total $1,276,634 and have been awarded to three researchers.
Thank you for your continued support and if there is ever anything we can do for you, contact me at 503-736-2770X 7355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is open and over 80 Team Captains and 500 Walkers are already registered for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will take place on Saturday, September 22 at the Rose Quarter. Money raised at Step Out funds diabetes reasearch, advocacy and education.
Register for the event at www.diabetes.org/portlandstepout or 1-888-DIABETES Ext. 7293. RED STRIDERS ARE WHY WE WALK. If you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are a Red Strider and will be recognized on Walk Day.
We look forward to seeing you on September 22nd.
Registration is now open for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Saturday, September 22, 2012Rose Quarter, Portland, OR
Register online at diabetes.org/stepout
Funds raised at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes support our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
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