SOM team invites walkers to help raise money to fight diabetes

STEPOUT copySchool of Medicine faculty, staff, residents and students are invited team up and take part in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Sept. 21 to raise money and support the American Diabetes Association.

Step Out, which takes place annually at venues across the country, is the signature fundraising walk for the American Diabetes Association, having raised more than $170 million in its 20-year history. More than 120,000 participated in 120 walks throughout the United States last year, raising more than $24 million.

This year’s Kansas City walk will take place at Theis Park, located across from Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. The two-and-a-half mile walk begins at 9 a.m. with registration open at 7:30 a.m.

Local walkers will take a path through Theis Park, along Brush Creek toward the Country Club Plaza, and return to the park.

Click on this link for Online registration to join team UMKC SOM, or you can copy and paste the link http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?team_id=606502&fr_id=9064&pg=team into your Web browser.

The School of Medicine team has set a goal to raise $1,000 through this year’s event.

For questions, contact Robyn Burky at burkyr@umkc.edu or 235-6017.

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