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Hundreds to support people with diabetes by attending the Sam’s Club Summer Challenge


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WHAT: Nearly 300 people, will attend Sam’s Club Summer Challenge. Their goal is to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The event includes a baking food truck challenge, where chefs will create a diabetes friendly recipe to share with the public, live music, a kids zone and more.

WHEN: Saturday, July 16. The event will begin at 10am and close at 7pm, with musical acts from 11am until close.

WHERE: The Challenge will take place in the parking lot of Sam’s Club off Old Seward Highway, 8801 Old Seward Hwy.

WHY: In Alaska, 68,500 people are affected by diabetes. Every year, an estimated 2,000 people in Alaska are diagnosed with diabetes. Plus, nearly 195,000 adults in Alaska have pre-diabetes, and most don’t even know it. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to horrific complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation. Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Funds raised through Sam’s Club Summer Challenge support prevention initiatives, and programs to help people living with diabetes here in Alaska.

 

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