Atlanta Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes

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TOMMY ESTES AND KEVIN GREINER ARE HELPING STOP DIABETES BY BECOMING THE CHAIR OF THE ATLANTA STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES

ATLANTA, GA, April 22 — Tommy Estes, President of Estes Services, and Kevin Greiner, President of Gas South, have joined the Stop Diabetes® movement by signing on as Co-Chairs of the American Diabetes Association’s Atlanta Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, which will take place November 8, 2014 at Turner Field. 

On April 22, 2014 Estes and Greiner, hosted a Corporate Kick-off Event at Turner Field to invite new companies to participate in the event. Over 45 companies were present and are making the effort to join the movement. “Diabetes has affected my family my entire life. My dad suffered from diabetes since he was 21 and I am Stepping Out in his honor” said Tommy Estes.

“Gas South recognized diabetes is an issue in our community and has gotten involved with the Step Out Walk because diabetes effects so many people including our friends, families and employees.” said Kevin Greiner. “I am proud to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by being the Co-Chair of this year’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Atlanta, GA.”

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature one-day fundraising and awareness walk benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Register online at www.diabetes.org/stepoutatl

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including 1 million in Georgians who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. 

Most Step Out participants join or form Corporate, Family, Club, School or Church Teams, but individual walkers are welcome, too. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels; and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for people come together for a fun, healthy activity. To register, volunteer or more information, visit diabetes.org/stepoutatl or call 404-320-7100 ext. 3096.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English  and Spanish.                       

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