The American Diabetes Association and Gloria Gaynor Invite New Yorkers to 'Step Out To Fight Diabetes' on October 26th

Sep 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Diabetes Association

    NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association
 and Spokesperson, Grammy winning Gloria Gaynor, invite New Yorkers to Step
 Out to Fight Diabetes on Sunday, October 26, 2008. This walk will raise
 awareness and money for diabetes research and education. There are nearly
 24 million Americans with diabetes and in the last 10 Years the numbers of
 New Yorkers who've been diagnosed with diabetes have increased by 250% and
 the death rate has nearly doubled. Gaynor, who will perform, is a long time
 advocate of the disease. "Diabetes is an awful, life-threatening disease
 that affects us all, I too have been personally affected by this disease,"
 said Gloria. "It's such a rewarding experience to help fight for this
 important cause. I urge everyone to help by either walking or sponsoring a
 walker. Together, we can find a way to stop this tragedy."
 
     Funds raised will support of the Association's mission: to prevent and
 cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
 Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in America, killing more people
 than AIDS or breast cancer. Nearly 6.2 million people are unaware that they
 have the disease and the numbers are rising by the minute. Because of these
 reasons, New Yorkers must take a forceful stance against this
 non-discriminating disease and unify as a community to end the rise and
 current conditions of Diabetes.
 
     The walk will be on Sunday, October 26th at the South Street Southport
 in New York City. Participants will join last years 2,500 walkers, in
 effort to increase 2007's donations of $470,000.00. Step-Out NYC not only
 educates, promotes exercise and activity but also entertains individuals,
 families and teams all day long, with giveaways, performances, on-site
 festivities, and a youth activity area. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the
 Seaport and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Gloria Gaynor's performance
 featuring her worldwide hit "I will survive" will kick off the opening
 ceremonies at 9:00am.
 
     To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit
 diabetes.org/stepout or contact Antonio Coppola of the American Diabetes
 Association at (212) 725-4925 or acoppola@diabetes.org
 
     Media Contact: Gwen Wunderlich-Smith, Gwen@fyipr.com, or Melissa
 Charles, Melissa@fyipr.com, +1-212-586-2240, both of FYI PR, for American
 Diabetes Association
 
 
 

SOURCE American Diabetes Association
    NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association
 and Spokesperson, Grammy winning Gloria Gaynor, invite New Yorkers to Step
 Out to Fight Diabetes on Sunday, October 26, 2008. This walk will raise
 awareness and money for diabetes research and education. There are nearly
 24 million Americans with diabetes and in the last 10 Years the numbers of
 New Yorkers who've been diagnosed with diabetes have increased by 250% and
 the death rate has nearly doubled. Gaynor, who will perform, is a long time
 advocate of the disease. "Diabetes is an awful, life-threatening disease
 that affects us all, I too have been personally affected by this disease,"
 said Gloria. "It's such a rewarding experience to help fight for this
 important cause. I urge everyone to help by either walking or sponsoring a
 walker. Together, we can find a way to stop this tragedy."
 
     Funds raised will support of the Association's mission: to prevent and
 cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
 Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in America, killing more people
 than AIDS or breast cancer. Nearly 6.2 million people are unaware that they
 have the disease and the numbers are rising by the minute. Because of these
 reasons, New Yorkers must take a forceful stance against this
 non-discriminating disease and unify as a community to end the rise and
 current conditions of Diabetes.
 
     The walk will be on Sunday, October 26th at the South Street Southport
 in New York City. Participants will join last years 2,500 walkers, in
 effort to increase 2007's donations of $470,000.00. Step-Out NYC not only
 educates, promotes exercise and activity but also entertains individuals,
 families and teams all day long, with giveaways, performances, on-site
 festivities, and a youth activity area. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the
 Seaport and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Gloria Gaynor's performance
 featuring her worldwide hit "I will survive" will kick off the opening
 ceremonies at 9:00am.
 
     To register, volunteer or find out more information, please visit
 diabetes.org/stepout or contact Antonio Coppola of the American Diabetes
 Association at (212) 725-4925 or acoppola@diabetes.org
 
     Media Contact: Gwen Wunderlich-Smith, Gwen@fyipr.com, or Melissa
 Charles, Melissa@fyipr.com, +1-212-586-2240, both of FYI PR, for American
 Diabetes Association
 
 
 SOURCE American Diabetes Association