TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A signature event in Tallahassee is bringing awareness to diabetes.
On Second Cup Thursday to discuss the 2018 Stepping for Diabetes Walk are Theodus Baker of Ahmed Temple #37 and Karen Kirksey of Ahmed Court #134 Daughters.
The Ahmed Temple #37 Shriners Foundation is holding their 10th Annual Diabetes Walk: Stepping for Diabetes 2018.
The event will be Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Bragg Drive in Tallahassee.
The event will cost $15 for adults and $10 for K-12. The fee includes the walk, Afrobics and line dance instruction, health education and screenings, healthy snacks, lunch, activities for the kids and a walk souvenir.
It is held each year to promote diabetes awareness and to raise funds to support the Prince Hall Shriners National Diabetes Initiative.
The National Diabetes Initiative is a result of collaboration and partnership between the Prince Hall Shriners and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Since the partnership was signed in 2008, Prince Hall Shriners and Daughters worldwide have donated $925,000 to the ADA for research and education.
Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans.
More information is at stepping4diabetes.blogspot.com.