Tuesday, April 23, 2013

South Floridians walk for the cure (and for fun!)

Michelle Obama danced onto the scene in 2011 with the Let’s Moves campaign, inspiring Beyonce's “Move Your Body” video reaffirming that fun and fitness easily go hand-in-hand. A two-step here and a jive there could really get everyone in the community excited about working out and living a healthy lifestyle!  

First Lady Obama isn’t the only one setting an example of healthy living and exercise. Catalyst's very own Stepahy Rodriguez, a participant in the Children’s Leadership Training Institute, spread the word about health and wellness as a supporter of this year’s Diabetes Walk and Health Fair.

This past Saturday, thousands of community residents from across South Florida joined in a walk toward a cure for diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) partnered with Walgreens to host this walk in Miami and bring awareness to the latest in diabetes cure research.
There are 25.8 million children and adults living with diabetes in the United States. Finding a cure means that millions of children and adults living with diabetes would have the ability to restore natural insulin production and normalize blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. DRI is committed to finding a cure.

This year’s walk included music, free giveaways, refreshments, entertainment, health booths, and information.
So, continue the momentum. Get fit. Get walking. And help DRI get one step closer to a cure! 

Be on the lookout for more information about how Stephy and our other program participants are civically engaged in Miami-Dade County. She and her family are gearing up for another walk toward a cure for diabetes this coming Fall.
Shared in honor of National Minority Health Month

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