Walkers Put on Sneakers to Stop DiabetesFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Hundreds of people flooded the Scheels Arena in Fargo, strapping on their sneakers to stop diabetes.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Hundreds of people flooded the Scheels Arena in Fargo, strapping on their sneakers to stop diabetes. The morning was filled with food, fun, and festivities. 55 teams of family and friends walked the concourse inside the arena or the three mile path outside. People with diabetes called "red striders" wore red hats and shirts. All funds raised support the Diabetes Association's mission which is to prevent and cure the disease. Supporters also want to improve the lives of all people affected by Diabetes. This is the 5th annual Step Out walk in Fargo. Organizers say each year it continues to grow. ADA Associate Director, Stephanie Chimeziri, says, “Very inspiring, you come here and you have all of these member of the communities, some people who have traveled from outside the Fargo Moorhead area to get here and be here today, they are all kind of rallying around a loved one that they have or friend, family member, or co-worker, that's affected by diabetes." Walk organizers hope to raise nearly 75 thousand dollars.