STEP OUT GENERAL QUESTIONS
WHAT IS STEP OUT WALK TO STOP DIABETES?
The American Diabetes Association®’s signature walk event is now virtual, so you can join no matter where you live. Your participation raises critical funds for research, advocacy, programs and education.
If you are living with diabetes, you will be an honored guest as you inspire our passion and mission.
The walk offers opportunities to promote awareness about diabetes and engagement in our mission. Thousands of people from across the country participate in Step OutŪ events each year.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN PARTICIPATING IN STEP OUT?
Your participation and fundraising efforts support a path to a future free from the burdens of diabetes. Your engagement is recognized at certain fundraising milestones to congratulate your commitment to the mission. Learn more about our recognition gifts
You will help the ADA grow its virtual army of supporters by recruiting friends, family and co-workers to ride, run, or walk with you social distancing apart, of course. We may be separated, but we are together in the fight against diabetes.
Virtual event day will be an interactive social experience to show our support for the participants with diabetes, share your virtual activity, celebrate fundraising accomplishments, and promote awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.
HOW CAN I GET MY COMPANY INVOLVED?
Step Out is a great way to promote health and wellness and show support for all people living with diabetes, and now you can invite employees across the country to join your team. It is a great team-building opportunity offering employees a way to give back to their community while supporting a great cause. Start a company team, learn more about corporate sponsorship or volunteer.
DO I HAVE TO RAISE MONEY?
People living with diabetes need our help more than ever, your support is critical.
While there is no fundraising minimum, it is strongly encouraged that you fundraise to support our mission of funding research, advocating for those impacted by this disease and educating communities to promote awareness.
By raising $100, you'll receive a Step Out T-shirt on the day of the event. Additional Recognition Gifts are given to walkers as they reach higher levels of fundraising.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
"For nearly 80 years, the ADA has served as a leading authority on diabetes. In the past year, we've had some notable achievements, including scientific advances and quite a few firsts. We've helped people impacted by natural disasters, access to affordable medication, and supported unparalleled research projects at leading U.S. institutions. As we reflect on our progress, we continue our momentum—from testifying before Congress on the rising cost of insulin and working toward a solution to reduce costs, to partnering with the American Heart Association to help raise awareness of diabetes and its effect on heart disease the ADA is constantly looking at new ways to make an impact and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."
Tracey B. Brown, Person with Diabetes
American Diabetes Association
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
Information security is our priority. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server, so your data is securely stored.
HOW IS MY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION HANDLED?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send your credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.
FORGET YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD?
Your username and password are case sensitive. Get your username and password. You will receive an email with your username and password. If you still have problems, please contact us for help.
Once you are registered, you will be given access to a Participant Center, which allows you to update your personal fundraising page, send emails, create a Facebook Fundraiser and more.
Fundraise from the palm of your hand! Send text messages and emails that link to your fundraising page through our free Step OutŪ mobile app for iPhone and Android. Update your personal fundraising page and set-up a NEW Facebook Fundraiser.
Once your Facebook Fundraiser is set-up, friends will see that you are fundraising for a cause important to you in their News Feed! Funds collected via the Facebook Fundraiser are deposited directly into your Participant Center and have no fees associated with them.
To get started, visit your Participant Center, click on the "Social" tab and follow the prompts to start your Facebook Fundraiser. You can also start a Facebook Fundraiser through the Step OutŪ mobile app.
Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for more tips and tricks to meet your fundraising commitment.
If you need to give a receipt for a cash donation, we have receipts available for you to print.