20th annual Walk to Stop Diabetes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

20th annual Walk to Stop Diabetes

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

More than 1,000 people gathered this weekend to pound the pavement to help raise diabetes awareness.

The American Diabetes Association hosted their 20th annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraiser at Mackenzie Park at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Organizers say their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of people who are affected by it.

Currently, there are nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes, and 30,300 of those live right here in Lubbock.

The organization's goal is to raise $284,415. So far, $145,121 has been donated to the cause. Individual walkers can register by donating $25, and additional donations from both individual walkers and teams are accepted.

There will be entertainment, food, snacks and drinks at the finish line.

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