Pictured are the walk committee, from left, Eloy Cuevas, Watermill Express; Stacy Morgan Mora, Tamez and Ortegon Law Office; Nancy Garcia, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and RGVDA Board Member; Alma Cortez, Walmart.; Melissa Martinez, Navy Army Community Credit Union. Not shown; AJ Garcia and So…
Pictured are the walk committee, from left, Eloy Cuevas, Watermill Express; Stacy Morgan Mora, Tamez and Ortegon Law Office; Nancy Garcia, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and RGVDA Board Member; Alma Cortez, Walmart.; Melissa Martinez, Navy Army Community Credit Union. Not shown; AJ Garcia and Sofia Hernandez, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 3:00 pm
The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association â€œWalkerz Against Diabetesâ€ committee member are busy signing up teams of the upcoming 5k walk/run. This fun filled event will be held Saturday, April 30, at Edinburg Municipal Park in Edinburg.
Registration for the 5k walk/run begins at 7:30 a.m. Along with our awareness walk/run, the RGVDA is hosting health screenings, such as blood glucose check, foot screening, eye screening, as well as general diabetes information.
If you are interested in supporting the RGVDA and its cause we are in need of teams and/or individual walkers as well. Teams consist of 10 individuals or more, each team member or individual participate are asked to donate $25, with will include the official Walkerz Against Diabetes T-shirt. All proceeds will go to maintain the free services RGVDA offers for the residents of the Rio Grande Valley.
We encourage all walkers and runners to support the RGVDA while we promote the importance of physical activity as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle; whether it is to manage your diabetes or to prevent the onset of diabetes. If you are just starting an exercise regime or are an experienced runner we ask that you come out and show your support as well as bring awareness to a health epidemic that is growing in the Rio Grande Valley at unprecedented rates. One out of every four individuals has diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley, and many more are at risk. Exercise along with a healthy diet is vital in the prevention of Type 2 iabetes.
The RGVDA is a local non-profit organization, founded in 2006 by area professionals in order to bring awareness on this a growing health epidemic to one of the hardest hits areas in the country-Hidalgo County. All the funds generated by the RGVDA stay in the Rio Grande Valley to be used exclusively for educational purposes providing not only awareness but also, diabetic management classes, in school presentations, support groups among other services for adults and children.
The RGVDA would like to thank all its sponsors of Walkerz Against Diabetes; Walmart, Channel 5, Navy Army Community Credit Union, Rudyâ€™s Country Store BBQ, Taco Palenque, Watermill Express.
For more information on Walkerz Against Diabetes or the RGVDA, call the RGVDA office at (956) 782-1900.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 3:00 pm.