Mississippi's Walk For Diabetes
The 2013 Walk Season is almost upon us!
We need enthusiastic Team Captains to start forming walk teams across the state.
1. If you want to register as a walker or team captain, Call 601-957-7878 or 1-877-DFM Cure or register Online here.
2. Create a page at Firstgiving below to use the power of the internet to make your fundraising easier!
Special thanks to our statewide sponsors: Animas Corporation, Blue Bell Ice Cream, BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, Citizen's National Bank, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Irby Lighting, Levi Strauss, LifeScan, Murray Sugar Free Cookies, Patty Peck Honda, Polk's, Regions Bank, and Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.
(Pictured left to right: Honorary Chair-Jackson Walk Alon Bee, Gracie and Beth Biedenharn)
Thousands of walkers laced up their shoes to walk for Mississippi's No. 1 health problem – diabetes.
Legions of walkers, runners, bicyclers, skaters and strollers alike join friends, family members, co-workers and pets to walk for a healthier Mississippi each year at Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes, held in all corners of the state: Gulfport, Jackson, Hattiesburg, McComb, Oxford, Columbus, and Meridian.
Sponsored by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) – the state’s only nonprofit organization that provides diabetes research, education, patient services, children’s programs and advocacy to Mississippians of all ages, – the annual Walk for Diabetes draws hundreds of participants. Participants come to show their support for not only the DFM’s mission of service to the 372,000 Mississippians with diabetes but also for their loved ones fighting the disease.
Board Members (l-r): Dr. Rick Carlton, Dr. Christian Koch, Dr. George Moll, DFM Executive Vice President Mary Fortune, Honorary Medical Chair for Jackson Walk for Diabetes Dr. James Keeton, Dr. Warren Jones, Dr. C.J. Chen. (Not pictured: Dr. Herman Taylor, Dr. John Morrison, and Jolie D'Antonio, RN.)