Step Out

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2021 will mark 30 years of being connected and walking for a cure together! Join us as we walk three million miles in honor of our 30th anniversary and learn more about what we’ve accomplished together over the years.

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Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® is celebrating its 30th Anniversary—and you’re invited!

Join the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) at the 2021 Step Out: Heartland for an engaging and inspirational day, which will connect us virtually wherever we are. You can invite family, friends and co-workers to join virtually to participate on Step Out day or ask them to donate to help you reach your goal.

Virtual Day of Event Details: Tune in Live at 8am EST on any of the following Facebook Page’s or live on YouTube:

Indiana: @AmDiabetesIN
Ohio: @adaallohio
Kentucky: @adakentucky
Tennessee: @adatennessee
Kansas City: @adakansascity
Wichita: @adawichita
Missouri: @adastlouis
Nebraska: @NebraskaADA
Iowa: @adaiowa
South Dakota: @ADASDakota

Mobile App: A lot of the Step Out action takes place on our mobile app! If you haven’t done so already, please make sure to download it (available on Apple and Android devices) or update to the latest version today so you’ll be ready to roll! 

Using the mobile app, create your own virtual Step Out map by selecting between three different course options and choosing your own distance. Then, track your walk and progress to the finish line, and unlock special mission moments along the way.


1. Walk in your neighborhood or at home. Walk: locally or on a treadmill. Complete your intended distance and proudly wear red to represent the ADA! Please follow your local social distance ordinances to stay safe.

2. Share Your Why. Post on your social network WHY you are participating. Are you participating in honor or memory of someone? Are walking to encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle? It's powerful and encouraging - please share a picture, a post or a video and use the hashtags #StepOutTurns30 #Connectedforacure.

3. Track and Share Your Progress. As you train for the Step Out, share your progress on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram by sharing a live video and pictures. Post your fundraising goal and a link to your fundraising page, too.

4. Join Our Community! We encourage you to join our Community Facebook Group for all Step Out participants and supporters to stay connected and enjoy our virtual experience together!

5. Raise More to Raise Mission. More than ever people living with diabetes need our support. Please continue to ask friends and family for donations to support our mission and consider making a personal donation if you are able. Access your Participant Center to get started.

Event Photos and Social Media:

Be safe while taking photos and videos, and always observe social distancing guidelines. Please follow local health regulations. Amplify our message, share your team spirit and tag us on Facebook @adastepout or Twitter @AmDiabetesAssn and use the hashtags #STEPOUTTURNS30 #CONNECTEDFORACURE in your posts.

Whether you’re new to Step Out or a 30-year veteran, we’ve got what you need to succeed in our Fundraising Toolkit!


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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Step Out is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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