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Welcome to Merck's National Team

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Bob McMahon, President, Global Human Health - U.S. Market

Bob McMahon
President, Global Human Health -
U.S. Market

A Message from Merck Leadership

As a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well, Merck is proud to have a National Team for the American Diabetes Association's Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.

Nearly 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 90% to 95% of these people have type 2 diabetes. One in three American men and 2 in 5 American women born in 2000 will develop diabetes sometime during their lifetime. Once a person has type 2 diabetes, it does not go away, and it can lead to serious health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

The American Diabetes Association recommends that many people with diabetes should have an A1C of less than 7 percent to help reduce the risk of complications, but nearly half of people with diabetes have an A1C greater than 7. For certain individuals, a higher or lower A1C goal may be more appropriate, which is why it is important for people with diabetes to speak with their doctors to discuss the A1C goal that is right for them.

We at Merck are passionate about our Company's mission to deliver novel, important therapies for patients. Merck is committed to further advancing the medical community's understanding of how to better manage type 2 diabetes, and to provide treatment options to people with type 2 diabetes who need them.

We are proud to have the opportunity to participate as a Merck National Team for the ADA's Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.

Register Today!

If you have participated in Step Out in previous years, or one of the other American Diabetes Association signature events (Tour de Cure, School Walk for Diabetes or Rip's B.A.D. Ride), log in with your old username and password prior to registering. (If you do not have/remember this information, click on "Forgot Your Password?" at the top-right corner of the screen to have the information e-mailed to you.)

  • Team Captains: Click the "REGISTER" button below, search for and select your event, then click CREATE A TEAM atop the page. Be sure to select Team Merck from the National Team pull-down menu when prompted.

  • Walkers: Click the "REGISTER" button below, search for and select your event, then click JOIN A TEAM atop the page. Enter the team's name (if you know it) and/or Team Merck in the National Team field, and click Search for a Team. When the team appears in the Search Results, click Join to the right of it.

 

 

Amount Raised:$1,871.00
Number of Gifts:21
Total Recruited:16
Top 10 Events
Top 10 Teams
Team Name Event Name Gift Amount Members Recruited
Team Merck 2014 Step Out: Nashville, TN

$823.00

1

Merck Miracle Walkers Step Out 2014: Lexington, KY

$468.00

5

Merck Buffalo/Rochester 2014 Step Out: Buffalo, NY

$214.00

3

Team Knoxville 2014 Step Out: Knoxville, TN

$152.00

1

Inland Empire Striders 2014 Step Out: Riverside, CA

$110.00

1

Palmetto Plus 2014 Step Out: Greenville, SC

$78.00

2

Team Merck IOWA 2014 Step Out: Des Moines, IA

$26.00

1

Top 10 Participants
Participant Name Event Name Gift Amount
Shining Bright Stop Diabetes Damon Stoner 2014 Step Out: Nashville, TN

$823.00

Stop Diabetes James Martin Step Out 2014: Lexington, KY

$152.00

Stop Diabetes Amber Frye Step Out 2014: Lexington, KY

$128.00

Stop Diabetes Ken Lewis Step Out 2014: Lexington, KY

$110.00

Stop Diabetes Salome Riley 2014 Step Out: Riverside, CA

$110.00

Stop Diabetes Greg Elwood 2014 Step Out: Buffalo, NY

$110.00

Stop Diabetes Mary-Claire Busby 2014 Step Out: Greenville, SC

$52.00

Stop Diabetes Julie Rodo 2014 Step Out: Buffalo, NY

$52.00

Stop Diabetes Kelly Holland Step Out 2014: Lexington, KY

$52.00

Stop Diabetes David Lane 2014 Step Out: Knoxville, TN

$52.00


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 Aimee Simpson at asimpson@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.