Community walk to stop diabetes

Hosted by Chalk Mountain Golf Course Sept. 28

Chalk Mountain Golf Course in Atascadero is hosting the Community Walk to Stop Diabetes this fall. It’s one the newest initiatives of the American Diabetes Association’s movement to help stop diabetes.
This local grass roots event is organized by local volunteer coordinator Joel Clay and is open to the entire community. Everyone is encouraged to come out and take a stand to help stop diabetes on September 28 at Chalk Mountain Golf Course, starting at 9 am.

“We are looking to Community Walk as a way to engage new volunteers and donors in the Stop Diabetes movement in smaller communities around the country,” said David McShea, National Director, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
“Due to the challenging economy of the past few years we had a number of smaller Step Out events cancelled since 2009, but Community Walk will be able to partially replace the desire to have a walk event in smaller communities, while raising funds and awareness of diabetes at a low cost, meaning more funds will go towards helping us to Stop Diabetes.”

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes. If present trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050. The Community Walk will raise funds for type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and education programs.

For more information on this walk, please visit: and Click on Join Our Walk.