Thursday, February 25, 2010

Diabetes Affects Everyone - Please Help

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is in the process of starting a movement to Stop Diabetes. On Tuesday, March 23, is the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day. This is a one-day "wake up call" to let all Americans know about the seriousness of diabetes -- especially when left undiagnosed and untreated. You are encouraged to

 take the Diabetes Risk Test by visiting or calling 1-800-DIABETES.
This year we are actively involved in the Orlando, FL ADA Step-Out Walk for Diabetes, by actively recruiting walkers, donators, corporate sponsorships, and by participating on the Step-Out Executive Committee, walking the event, and reaching out to our friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, customers, associates and other companies.

There are openings for corporate sponsorships and we will be having a cordial kick-off breakfast at the Citrus Club in the “City Beautiful” for those executives who can participate. We’re hoping not only to raise awareness to millions of people (where your advertising dollars will reach) but also to get 3,000 or 5,000 walkers this year!
The 2010 Orlando Step Out website will be up and running on March 3rd 2010. Please follow this link and register your team as early as possible, or join a team, join our team, donate, or promote it to others! Also please join us on FACEBOOK at or simply contact us directly at

Why? Because:
  • Nearly 8% of the USA population has Diabetes, and it’s getting worse
  • Nearly 18% of the USA population is pre-Diabetic, and getting worse
  • 1 in 6 obese children will be diagnosed with some form of Diabetes in the USA
  • Every 20 seconds someone is diagnosed with Diabetes
  • Even you may become diabetic and in need of ADA assistance
  • Diabetes is a pandemic and everyone knows one or more people suffering from this disease
  • Early diagnosis means a long and healthy life, and less strain on the USA healthcare system
  • A cure would put an end to the suffering, loss of life and negative impact on our economy
  • Diabetes is costing the USA nearly $200B annually (that’s 20% of the proposed Healthcare Bill)
  • Funding for research for a cure and better ways to manage and treat diabetes is a dire need
  • Education and awareness is incredibly important, as is early detection
  • Your participation in joining a Step-Out Walk, in setting up a team, or funding a team
  • Your assistance in reaching out to others, in finding others is huge
  • You can advocate for change, write congress
  • You can volunteer or setup corporate sponsorship
  • We are all affected and we must sponsor walkers, donate funds, your time, help others and ourselves
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) was founded in 1940. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Please pass this message on to your co-workers, boss, friends, family, and neighbors to help the ADA help everyone.
Thank you, David Kuketz