For more information on how you can take part or make a donation
JOIN US IN THE FIGHT TO STOP DIABETES!
Register. Fundraise. Stop Diabetes.
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States faces a future with diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association works everyday to change the frightening future that diabetes has in store, but we need your help. Together we can stop diabetes. Take the first step today by registering to walk in our local Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event.
Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps the American Diabetes Association provide education programs in our community, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. Once you register, use our online fundraising tools to create your personal web page, email your friends, family and co-workers, accept online donations and raise more money to stop diabetes.
It’s more fun to Step Out together! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a Step Out team! It’s a great way to do good together and share in a fun and healthy community experience. Teams come in all sizes—two or more people make a team! Corporations, friends & family, clubs & organizations and school groups build teams to walk for those who have been touched by diabetes. Get started today by selecting “Form a Team!”
When you walk, you help us stop diabetes. Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes. By participating in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, you can get fit, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and support the American Diabetes Association!
Upcoming Local Events:
Save the Date- Mark your calendar for one (of both) of our Step Out Rallies: September 23rd: 11am-1pm and 5-6:30pm at the ADA office or October 6th: 5:30-7:30pm at Home Team Grill. Check back for more details!
Dine Out for Diabetes at California Pizza Kitchen on Tuesday, October 12th from 10am-11pm for lunch, dinner or take-out. A portion of your table’s food sales benefit the American Diabetes Association. Make sure to bring this coupon (opens in a new window) for your purchase to count!
Online Fundraising Help: Did you know that people who fundraise online raise 4x more than those who don’t? Haven’t tried using our online tools before, or need help with our new Participant Center? Contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-8038 ext. 3255 and we’ll be glad to set up a meeting at your place or ours! Learn how to register teammates, send emails, use your new Participant Center- we’ll even help you set up your website (complete with taking your photo!).
Need Help? Rely on the Professionals!
If you are having trouble getting the hang of the Participant Center, our support personnel are here to assist you. You can call them directly for assistance or use the chat button in your Participant Center to connect online with them.
Jeremy: 1-800-DIABETES x1377
(Tues & Thurs 6:00pm-11:00pm EST, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm EST)
Michelle: 1-800-DIABETES x1438
(Mon & Wed 6:00pm-11:00pm EST, Sun 9:00am-5:00pm EST)
Denim for Diabetes. Want to spread the word about diabetes and potentially save the lives of the 5.7 million Americans who don’t even know they have diabetes? Have a Denim for Diabetes Day at your work, school, or other organization. For a $5 donation, people can wear jeans to work on a day chosen by your company. Each participant will receive an official Denim for Diabetes sticker, ambassador card, and type 2 diabetes risk test. For more information on Denim for Diabetes, click here. For more information on Denim for Diabetes in schools, click here.
Central Virginia Diabetes Support Group – If you or a family member has type 1 or type 2 diabetes or have been affected by diabetes, you are invited to become part of this growing group. This Group focuses on topics related to diabetes management by providing interactive learning and a supportive environment. The Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Mary’s Hospital. For more information and a full list of topics, click here.
Join us on a beautiful Fall Saturday morning, as we walk down Richmond’s own Monument Avenue. Enjoy the scenery of historic homes and a wide variety of foliage in striking fall colors. In addition, you will be raising money to help find a cure and stop diabetes. Grab your family, friends and co-workers, lace up your walking shoes and join us for a fun-filled and meaningful morning!
Beginning in Monroe Park, you will have the opportunity to visit our Wellness Village, play in our Kid Zone and enjoy some lively entertainment. Then you will stroll up spectacular Monument Avenue, the only street in the United States that is a National Historic Landmark. Along the route you’ll pass the J.E.B. Stuart Monument, the Robert E. Lee Monument and Jefferson Davis Monument, before reaching the “Stonewall” Jackson Monument at Boulevard.
Form a team or register as an individual walker. Either way, we are sure you’ll have fun! The money you raise will help fund education for patients and their families; advocacy efforts; and important research designed to find a cure for this potentially life threatening disease. Please join us in helping the 1.9 million Virginians battling diabetes and pre-diabetes every day.
A light lunch will be provided for participants raising $25 or more.
The American Diabetes Association Welcomes Back Diane Walker, from Fox News at Ten, as Our 2010 Emcee!
Diane Walker grew up in Richmond and is a product of Richmond Public Schools, graduating from Armstrong High in Church Hill. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she majored in English and Speech Communications.
She’s co-anchored Richmond’s first and only, hour-long, prime time Newscast for more than a decade. Helping WRLH, FOX News at Ten become Richmond’s First Choice for Late News.
Diane has been recognized for “Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter” by the Associated Press (AP) and she’s a repeat recipient of the “Douglas Southhall Freeman” award for Community Service, the highest honor the AP offers to an individual journalist, was awarded to Diane April 2010.
Also this year, Diane won honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters, June 2010, for outstanding coverage of a human interest, feature story which resulted in a life saving transplant for a child.
Do you have off-line donations? Please mail any checks or cash to:
American Diabetes Association
Attn: Step Out Richmond
4335 Cox Road
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
**Please include a note letting us know which walker and/or team to credit the funds to.**
Still have questions about Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes?
Please contact Elisabeth King, email@example.com.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Help us get the word out, and increase your fundraising, by friending us on facebook: ADA Richmond!
NEW THIS YEAR! Can’t be there on October 9th? You can still make a HUGE difference by becoming a Virtual Walker! Help us raise awareness and much needed funds to Stop Diabetes. This is a great way for out-of-town family members to be part of your team and participate in all the festivities from afar! Virtual Walkers still qualify to earn exciting prizes, like our official Step Out T-Shirt, cool electronics and more- all while impacting the lives of people affected by diabetes.
If you are unable to walk or you just want to help, there are many volunteer opportunities available. By volunteering, you can touch the lives of family, friends, co-workers and anyone else in our community who lives with diabetes. To learn more about volunteering, please click here.
Interested in getting your company involved? Sign up as a Corporate Team and check out our many available sponsorship opportunities. To view the 2010 Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes Sponsorship Package, click here. For more information, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-225-8038 x3255.
Join Hugh Gouldthorpe, 2010 Corporate Recruitment Chair, and Owens&Minor by getting your company involved and supporting Step Out!
Hugh F. Gouldthorpe Jr.’s business card reads “Head Cheerleader”. His signature neckties say “high creative”. And his smile and handshake say the rest. H. F. “Goldie” Gouldthorpe is a gifted motivational speaker, writer and teacher in leadership, sales, marketing, communications, teamwork and customer service.
He is the senior vice president of Quality and Communications at Owens&Minor, the nation’s largest supplier of branded medical and surgical supplies. He extends his time and talents to the community where he has received many awards and serves on numerous boards.
Hugh is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Saint Paul’s University.
Getting to the Event
Monroe Park arriving by I-64W from Williamsburg: Take Exit #190 for 5th St and Downtown/Coliseum; Turn right at the 7th traffic light onto Broad St; Drive 11 blocks; turn left onto Belvidere St; Drive 3 blocks and turn right onto Main St.
Monroe Park arriving by I-95S from Washington, DC: Take Exit #76B for Belvidere St; Turn left off Exit #76B ramp onto Leigh St; Drive to 1st traffic light; turn right onto Belvidere St; Turn right at the 6th traffic light onto Main St.
Monroe Park arriving by I-64E from Charlottesville: Take Exit for I-95 South and I-64 East; Take Exit #76B for Belvidere St; Turn right at the 6th traffic light onto Main St.
Parking: Parking is available in the VCU West Main St Deck on the corner of Main and Laurel streets. The only entrance open on Saturday is on Laurel Street. We will have signs directing traffic.