Friday, July 25, 2008

A Worthy Cause

My buddy George just told me about a Step Out To Fight Diabetes Walk he's taking part in.

The stats on diabetes in this country are pretty dismal:

  • Nearly one in 10 American adults now has diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.
  • One out of every three Americans born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue.
  • Each year, more than 80,000 people with diabetes undergo amputation.
  • Nearly 6.2 million people (nearly one-third) of the 21 million children and adults in the U.S. living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.

Those are more than enough reasons to support George. He's looking for walkers and donors - seems me to be a more than worthy cause.

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