MHM Challengers make strides at inaugural Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes appearance

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) signature fundraising event. Founded in 1940, the ADA funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

In 2012, MHM joined forces with the ADA by forming the MHM Challengers, a team compiled of MHM employees, clients, friends and family members. What started as a small, but dedicated group grew into a troupe of 117 team members making the MHM Challengers the third largest corporate team followed only by much larger organizations such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens.

Through months of recruiting, educating and fundraising, the MHM Challengers were able to raise $3,320 to contribute to preventing and curing diabetes. This, paired with MHM’s matching promise and sponsorship, brought the total funds to $11,640!

There are nearly 26 million people who have diabetes. In San Antonio, our rate of incidence is double the national average. At MHM, we promote nutrition education, healthy eating and physical wellness year-round. MHM also supports legislative and advocacy initiatives that aim to increase state efforts at addressing the prevention of chronic illness such as diabetes and obesity.

Recent estimates project as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050. Now is the time to take action. The MHM Challengers will make their second consecutive appearance at Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Will you join us?

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