Health and fitness briefs, Sept. 25, 2012

More than 21 million Americans have diabetes, a metabolic disorder in which the body proves resistant to insulin or stops developing a sufficient supply of it.
by Ken Raymond Modified: September 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm •  Published: September 25, 2012

EVENTS

Fundraising walk/run planned

More than 21 million Americans have diabetes, a metabolic disorder in which the body proves resistant to insulin or stops developing a sufficient supply of it. As of 2010, Oklahoma's percentage of diabetes cases exceeded the national average. Help the American Diabetes Association end this growing health care crisis by participating in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Cancer on Saturday. The event features a group walk — walking is one of the best exercises for diabetes patients — and a 5k chip-timed cross country run. Organizers hope to raise $140,000. As of Thursday, participants had raised about $52,000, according to the event's website. More than 800 people had signed up for the walk or race. Participants are asked to solicit donations. Any amount will help. The event will be at the Orr Family Farm, 14400 S Western Ave. The farm is an Oklahoma heritage site focused on agriculture. Every family that raises money for diabetes research will receive free admission to the farm all day. For more information or to register, go to tinyurl.com/cedozb9. Registration on race day will begin at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. The 5k race begins at 10 a.m. The walk is at 10:15 a.m.

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by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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