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Diabetes Walk planned at CCU on Nov. 10

November 7, 2012

Coastal Carolina University will host a three-mile Community Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 a.m. starting at the Williams Brice Recreation Center. The community is invited to participate.

Coordinated by Marcia Patience, a teaching associate in CCU's Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies, the walk is the newest initiative of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) movement to Stop Diabetes.

To register or for more information on this walk, visit: You can also register the day of the event. Registration is free, but donations are accepted.

There are nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes and 79 million with pre-diabetes, according to ADA. If present trends continue, one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050. The Community Walk will raise funds for type 1 and type 2 diabetes research and education programs.

ADA is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences. The association 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. For more information, call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit

For more information on the walk, which will end in Blanton Park, contact Patience at 843-349-2734 or