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Red Striders



Red Strider Experience

Who is a Red Strider?

A Red Strider is someone living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes that walks and raises funds for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes as an individual or part of a team! Being a Red Strider means you are not alone. With thousands of walkers who may share a similar story, and thousands more to support you, being a Red Strider can help with your first step or your millionth—in your fight to Stop Diabetes®!

By walking and raising money through Step Out, you are also providing much-needed funds for the American Diabetes Association's research, information, programs, and advocacy efforts that help people just like you. An impressive 73 percent of every dollar spent supports research, advocacy, and services for people affected by diabetes. Red Striders are encouraged to ask their loved ones to support them as they Step Out to Stop Diabetes!

How will you know if I am a Red Strider?

The American Diabetes Association wants to recognize everyone who lives with diabetes and showcase the courage it takes to live every day with this difficult disease. When you register for Step Out, you can mark the box stating that you are a Red Strider, or you may contact your local walk manager at 1-888-DIABETES and tell them you want to be recognized as a Red Strider.

ALL Red Striders will receive a FREE recognition gift on the day of your local Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. As a Red Strider you are a VIP because YOU are the reason we walk and raise funds to Stop Diabetes!

Team Red

If you are looking for a team to join, some cities have started Team Red, which is a team made up of Red Striders and their loved ones who support them. Contact your local walk manager at 1-888-DIABETES to see if Team Red exists in your city and how you can join. If there is not a Team Red in your area, you could be the one to start it and encourage others to join you!

Join the Stop Diabetes® movement!

By participating in the Stop Diabetes movement, you will help build the momentum needed to achieve the audacious goal to put an end to diabetes once and for all. When you register and raise funds for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, you have taken the first step in joining the movement to put an end to diabetes. But don't let your support stop at the Walk. Visit stopdiabetes.com to learn more about the movement to Stop Diabetes, join the movement, and other ways you can stay involved with the Association throughout the year.

Living with Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association provides information and resources to help every child, every adult and every family adjust to life with diabetes. Are you worried about medical care and costs, or how to manage diabetes at school? The Association is here to help in many ways.

  • For Parents & Kids: We have a number of incredible resources to help you and your family live with diabetes, such as the Everyday Wisdom Kit that is provided at no cost to you and helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel.
  • Planning for a Healthy Life: Use our healthful tips on check-ups and vaccines, eating healthfully, and other issues that impact your future by getting your Diabetes PHD, downloading a free copy of Planning for a Healthy Life, or visiting the Recently Diagnosed section of our Web site for additional information and tips for living with diabetes.
  • Food: Healthful food is key to managing diabetes and people with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as everyone else. Only you can decide what to eat and using a meal plan as a guide can make it easier. Discover more about recipes, what you can eat, and how MyFoodAdvisor can help.
  • When you walk, you help Stop Diabetes: Walking is a great way to get fit. It improves circulation and mobility, promotes weight loss and even helps reduce stress. And there's no better time to begin a walking routine than right now. If you're not used to being active, start with 10 minutes each day and build as your energy increases. When you begin, find a comfortable pace and try to add about three to five minutes to your walking time each week. A good goal is to shoot for is to walk 30 to 45 minutes, five days a week.

    Refer to these simple tips to get moving, or contact your local walk manager at 1-888-DIABETES to see if there is a Training Program for your local Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
  • Online Community: Connect with other people living with diabetes through the online ADA Community. You can sign up and take an active role in an online discussion, read another member's blog, or follow the Association's Twitter feed.

Team Up!

Team up to Stop Diabetes!

Teams come in all sizes and from different backgrounds. Whether you gather your friends, family, coworkers or classmates, you can team up to Stop Diabetes!
Start walking as a team!


 

Be a Virtual Walker!

Do your fundraising on the go with your Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes application for iPhone and Android.

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20 Pts per mile by Walgreens At the corner of Happy and Healthy.
Earn $1 for the Association
Get Balance Rewards® points for healthy choices
 

National Teams

 

The National Team Program is a great way for businesses, clubs and organizations to help Stop Diabetes, while boosting employee morale and team-building skills. It gives companies an opportunity to form teams across the U.S. to support the Association's mission.

Want to learn more about starting a National Team for your company or organization? Learn more about starting a national team or email David McShea at dmcshea@diabetes.org to get started!

Are you affiliated with one of the National Teams below? Make sure to select your company affiliation in the drop-down when registering your team.

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Milestone Badges

Team Captain

Team Captain
Earned for serving as a Step Out Team Captain.

Self Donor

Personal Donor
This participant has made a personal donation to help Stop Diabetes.

Red Strider

Red Strider
Earned for being a Red Strider.

Striving to be a Champion

Striving to be a Champion
Earned for setting a fundraising goal at $1000 or more.

Storyteller

Storyteller
Earned for updating your personal story and/or photo.

Social Supporter

Social Supporter
Earned for using the Step Out Facebook app.

Trophy Worthy

Trophy Worthy
This participant has raised at least $10,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

You're a Star

You're a Star
This participant has raised at least $5,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Leading the Pack

Leading the Pack
This participant has raised at least $3,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Stacking Up

Stacking Up
This participant has raised at least $2,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Champion

Champion
This participant has raised at least $1,000 to help Stop Diabetes.

Shining Bright

Shining Bright
This participant has raised at least $600 to help Stop Diabetes.

Hang the Banner

Hang the Banner
This participant has raised at least $350 to help Stop Diabetes.

Fast Walker

Fast Walker
This participant has raised at least $200 to help Stop Diabetes.

Email Pro 10+

Email Pro 10+
Earned for sending at least 10 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 25+

Email Pro 25+
Earned for sending at least 25 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 50+

Email Pro 50+
Earned for sending at least 50 emails via the Step Out Center.

Email Pro 100+

Email Pro 100+
Earned for sending at least 100 emails via the Step Out Center.