Law Firm to Participate in 2012 'Step Out Chicago' Walk
CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that it is a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2013 Chicagoland Tour de Cure cycling event. As part of the firm's effort to help fight diabetes, it will also participate in the association's Step Out Chicago walk, to be held on Saturday, October 20, at Soldier Field.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. with festivities ending at noon. The 3.2-mile walk will line the Chicago lakefront shore. Volunteers and walkers are needed.
"According to the ADA, nearly 26 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes," said Amy Manning, managing partner of McGuireWoods' Chicago office and chairwoman of the ADA's Chicago Community Leadership Board. "Nearly everyone has a loved one who has been affected by this disease and the firm is pleased to support this cause."
The ADA reports that one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue. The ratio is even greater for minority children with one in two developing diabetes in their lifetime.
The ADA is a nonprofit charity fighting against diabetes, a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert food into energy. Step Out Chicago is part of a series of ADA charity walks that aim to raise awareness and donations to stop diabetes. Chicagoland Tour de Cure is part of a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the ADA. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. For more information, visit www.diabetes.org.
McGuireWoods LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. The firm's Chicago office is located at 77 West Wacker Drive. For more information, visit www.mcguirewoods.com.
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