MHM Challengers finish strong as Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes comes to a close

In July MHM joined forces with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as an official Team Red Sponsor for the 2012 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. In addition to our corporate sponsorship MHM created the MHM Challengers – a team of MHM team members, clients and community members dedicated to raising funds and walking in support of the ADA.

There are nearly 26 million people who have diabetes. In San Antonio, our rate of incident is double the national average! This annual walk was the MHM Challengers’ opportunity to raise funds for diabetes research and education as well as to heighten awareness about diabetes right here in San Antonio.

As an expert in the field, Juan Martinez, Health Education Manager, joined the effort as Team Captain of the MHM Challengers. “I know all too well the impact diabetes has on the individual, their loved ones and the community at large. That is why when MHM agreed to become a Team Red Sponsor for Step Out I was ecstatic!” confides Juan.

With his guidance, multiple information and registration sessions were held throughout the San Antonio area to recruit team members to the MHM Challengers. A couple of added incentives and promotions helped to boost the team’s fundraising total. As the event approached, an official pre-event celebration was held at our Wesley Health & Center for recruits to pick up team t-shirts, meet with follow walkers, and speak directly with representatives from the ADA.

On Saturday, November 3rd, the MHM Challengers joined the movement by stepping out at the AT&T Center.

Monday, December 3rd marked the final call for donations. With 117 team members – one of the largest corporate teams – the MHM Challengers raised a total of $3,285. Factoring in MHM’s promise to match all team contributions, the final total contributed to the ADA on behalf of MHM and the MHM Challengers came out to $6,570!

Congratulations to the Challengers, and all those who supported the cause! It is because of your support and dedication that we are that much closer to stopping diabetes.