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Published October 01, 2011, 06:53 PM

Flash mob in Fargo's West Acres mall

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Shoppers at West Acres in Fargo had an unexpected surprise, when their lunch time turned into a dance show. The American Diabetes Association was behind the unique flash mob.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Shoppers at West Acres in Fargo had an unexpected surprise, when their lunch time turned into a dance show. The American Diabetes Association was behind the unique flash mob.

It may have looked like a scene out of a movie or even a TV commercial, but here at West Acres Mall, in the food court a real live flash mob to raise awareness for diabetes.

Nearly 50 dancers stormed the food court at exactly 2:58 P-M.

The time represents the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes.

Unsuspecting shoppers looked shocked and snapped photos.

The purpose for the flash mob is to bring more attention to the Step Out Walk to stop Diabetes on October 15th.

Stephanie Chimeraziri, ADA Associated Director says, “Well actually it started with the American Diabetes Association office down in New Orleans had done a flash mob to promote their step out event and it went over really well so we thought, you know that kind of a fun idea. You don't see a lot of flash mobs in Fargo North Dakota, could be a good way to get attention and to flag the alert about how prevalent this disease has become.”

American Diabetes Association officials say bringing attention to the deadly disease will help raise the desperately needed funds for research to find a cure.

That walk will be at Scheels Arena in Fargo, again on October 15th.

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