2019 Muscatine Diabetes Walkin United States at Discovery Park | 3300 Cedar Street
1.5 Mile Walk
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|Schedule of Events|
5:30 PM - Check-in/Registration Tent Opens
5:30 PM - Event Activities Begin
6:15 PM - Program and National Anthem
6:45 PM - Walk Starts
There is limited parking at the Discovery Park. Please utilize MuscaBus shuttle service:
5:20 PM - MuscaBus shuttle starts at MHS Cedar St. parking lot (2705 Cedar St.)
7:45 PM - Last shuttle run from Discovery Park to MHS parking lot
We ask that you respect area businesses during this event and not park in their parking lots if open. Thank you!
|Walk: Event Details|
The 1.5 mile paved walk path invites individuals of all ages to explore and enjoy nature. Pets are welcome to attend with their owner and must remain on a leash.
DID YOU KNOW...that this will be our 15th annual diabetes awareness Walk here in Muscatine County!
Our early diabetes awareness partnership began when Kim Seligman and Dell Wagner collaborated to form the Watermelon Stampede Against Diabetes (2005-2008). With increasing diabetes awareness in the Quad Cities area growing, our relationship with JDRF formalized into Muscatine hosting 7 Walk to Cure Diabetes events from (2009-2015). Throughout the years over $500K was raised for JDRF diabetes research that benefited many individuals living with diabetes.
In 2016, the Muscatine Diabetes Project began hosting the annual Walk to support the 8,194 individuals living with diabetes in Muscatine County along with 49.2% of the adult population at risk of developing diabetes due to lifestyle. Iowa has the 10th highest obesity rate in youth ages 10 to 17 at 17.7%, and the 4th highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 36.4%. There are Type 1 and Type 2 youth diabetes diagnoses in our Muscatine County School Districts.
REGISTRATION IS FREE FOR 17 YEARS & UNDER
The diabetes awareness advocacy journey continues to shine brightly in helping prevent diabetes and improve outcomes!
The Muscatine Diabetes Project's mission is to provide diabetes education programs, outreach activities, support groups, and to strengthen our partnerships with other community health agencies in the Muscatine County area in addition help fill the gap between patient and their provider. 100% of the fundraising stays in Muscatine County unless otherwise noted.
Listed below are programs and outreach activities here in Muscatine County:
Adult Diabetes Support Group
ConnecT1D Families Support Group
Diabetes Busters Program for Third Graders
Youth Diabetes Camp Scholarships
A1c hemoglobin blood tests (free or reduced fee)
Diabetes Supply Locker
World Diabetes Day Outreach Events (November 14)
Walking Friends Group
Finding A Healthier You program (partnership with the Muscatine Community YMCA, Hy-Vee Food Store & Trinity Muscatine Public Health)
For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.