Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Hosting 3rd Annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Walk on November 1st at Walter Hall Park.

Webster, TX- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Step Out) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Walter Hall Park at 9:00 a.m. Step Out is not only an opportunity to give back to the Clear Lake community, but also a way to help raise both awareness of the disease and funds for diabetes research, education, advocacy and local youth initiatives and programs.

Local sponsors include Starbucks, HEB, Target, Zoes Kitchen, Sports Authority, Kroger, Fresh Market, My Fit Foods, YMCA, Jazzercise, Zumba and many more.

Step Out is the largest annual diabetes event in the Clear Lake area and is also hosted in 120 cities nationwide with over 120,000 participants. Step Out is also the only walk in Clear Lake to support all types of diabetes – type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes affects over 29 million children and adults in America and almost 2,200 people are diagnosed with diabetes every day. The purpose of Step Out is to raise awareness in the community, provide educational programs and fund research for a cure.

The event offers a choice of a non-competitive, family-friendly 3K walk, catering to all fitness levels. Following the walk, all participants are invited to the health and fitness festival. Kids’ activities, food samples, music, vendor booths, and other activities are available for all in attendance at no charge.

All participants joining the event with diabetes can sign up to become a Red Strider. A Red Strider is recognized by the ADA as a person living with diabetes. They are celebrated at ADA events with the VIP treatment and a special recognition gift the day of the celebration. Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is FREE to all participants.

On November 1st, Quaker Steak & Lube in League will be donating a portion of every purchase to the Houston American Diabetes Association Chapter. On November 24th, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen in Pearland will also be donating a portion of every purchase to the Houston American Diabetes Association Chapter.

Step Out will take place at Walter Hall Park in League City on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Free online registration and more information is available at http://main.diabetes.org/goto/clearlakewalk.   

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 850, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,100 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include 10 hospitals, 9 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150 mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.