Thank you for Stepping Out to Stop Diabetes
Oct. 6 was a beautiful day for a walk and we had a record year with 220 walkers present for the American Diabetes event at Paul Bunyan Trail. Nearly $33,000 was raised for diabetes research. There were 32 teams of walkers participating.
We thank the Minnesota American Diabetes Association for their guidance and assistance at the walk and thank you to the volunteers who helped in many ways. Thank you to the local sponsors for their support: Brainerd Eye Care, Essentia Health, Brainerd Hardwoods, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Walgreen’s and Schaefer’s Foods for providing apples and Caribou for the coffee and sweets. Also the radio stations: COOL 103.5, B93.3, WJJY 106.7 and The Power Loon 107.5. Thank you to the following businesses that donated over $3,000 of door prizes for our annual walk to stop diabetes: AmericInn, Anytime Fitness, Applebee’s, Arby’s, Associates in Eye Care, AT&T Mobility, Big Stone Therapy, Bill Grange Pottery, Black Bear, Bonanza, Brainerd Eye Care, Brainerd Floral, Brainerd Medical Supply, Caribou Coffee-Baxter, Cherry Berry, China Garden, Computer Plus, Crosby Eye Clinic, El Tequila, Family Chiropractic, Famous Dave’s, Fantasic Sams, Grizzly’s, Hirshfield’s Paints, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Lakeland Vet, Light Depot, Ja-Mi Nails, Life Preserver Natural Foods, McDonald’s, Mills Auto Sales, Minnesota School of Diving and Porthole Gallery books from Bill Matthies and Evelyn Matthies, NAPA Auto Parts, North Central Medical Supply, PetNorth, Pizza Ranch, Poncho and Lefty’s, Prairie Bay, Red Wing Shoes, Salon El Rio, Schaefer’s, Sherwin Williams, Starbucks-Baxter, Subway-Baxter, Taco Bell, Triangle-Baxter, YMCA, Walgreen’s and Wendy’s.
Director of the Brainerd Lakes Area American Diabetes Association