Welcome to BD's National Team
A message from Linda Tharby, President of BD Medical - Diabetes Care
Our commitment at BD to "Helping all people live healthy lives" directly applies to people with diabetes, many of them BD associates, friends and family members. And each one of us has the opportunity to make a difference through our own personal involvement.
"Every 17 seconds in the United States, someone new is diagnosed with diabetes." Diabetes is an epidemic with over 25 million people affected and projections to affect 1 in 3 Americans by the year 2050.
The American Diabetes Association is dedicated to improving outcomes for people with diabetes and prediabetes, as well as expanding the field of research and heightening the nation's sense of urgency for this growing worldwide epidemic.
I ask that each of you get involved. Join me in dedicating your passion, your time and in fundraising efforts to continue the important work of the ADA in education and research.
Sign up for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event in your area using the register button below. Our corporate leadership and I will attend the walk held on our Franklin Lakes campus at 9:00 AM on October 7th. I hope to see many of you there. Join the BD Team or start your own teams. It is so fulfilling to accomplish our life's work during our work life at BD, a true reflection of our values in contributing back to the society in which we operate.
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), login with your old username and password prior to registering. (If you do not have/remember this information, click on "need help?" at the top-right corner of the screen to have the information e-mailed to you.)
Team Captains: Click “CREATE A NEW TEAM” above. Find your Step Out site, go to the event site and click "FORM A TEAM". Be sure to select Team BD from the National Team pull-down menu.
Walkers: Click “JOIN A TEAM” above. Search for the team by team name or captain’s name and click JOIN TEAM.