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Businesses get behind Metro East Walk to Stop Diabetes on Sept. 19


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE — Hundreds of area residents will participate in the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The one-day signature fund-raising event benefits the American Diabetes Association.

People can form or join a team, register as an individual or virtual walker at .
Contact Rawnie Berry at for more information or call (888) 342-2383.

The event begins and ends in Parking Lot A of the SIUE campus. The 1.5- and 3-mile walk routes are wide, flat, and partially shaded.

Check-in begins at 8:30 am, the walk begins at 10 a.m. and the event ends at noon.

The event will feature a Kids Zone with jump house and the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Mobile Intensive Care Unit, a special appearances by Indy Car driver Charlie Kimball, Fred Bird, and 106.5 The Arch DJ’s Ricki and Brando. Lunch will be provided by Anton’s Concessions and Catering.

Sponsors will share information and giveaways in the vendor area. Health care specialists from Alton Memorial Hospital will provide information and screenings such as A1c, blood glucose, blood pressure, and body mass index.

The presenting sponsor is the law firm of Simmons Hanly Conroy. Platinum sponsors are R.P. Lumber, Advantage News, SIUE Foundation and The Bank of Edwardsville. Gold Sponsors are Pohlman USA Court Reporting & Litigation Services, Alton Memorial Hospital, Balke Brown Transwestern, Lockton Companies, Goshen Coffee Co., Ameren Illinois, IMPACT Strategies, The Arch 106.5, and Chuck’s Boots.

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