Join hundreds of area residents in the Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, October 4th, at SIUe Parking Lot A for this one day signature fundraising event to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  Register NOW at  or call 888-DIABETES.


The Metro East Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy begins and ends in Parking Lot A of the SIUe Campus.  The 1.5 and 3 mile Walk routes which wide, flat, and partially shaded travel  through the  botanical Gardens , accommodates strollers, as well as wheelchairs, and is leashed dog friendly.  Check-In begins at 8:30am, the Walk begins promptly at 9:30am, the event ends at 11:30am.


This family friendly Walk features  a Kids Zone with  jump house,  face painting, musical entertainment,  and appearances by the Princess Elsa from the move Frozen and by Fred Bird, a martial arts demonstration. Grab and go breakfast items and fruit is provided to all participants.


Walkers will have the opportunity to tell their story  in the ‘Why I Walk Video’ for possible inclusion in Youtube  post, sponsor will share information and give-aways in vendor area, health care specialists will provide health information and screenings such as A1c, blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and BMI determination.  Complimentary Team photos will be provided by Walgreens.


Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor- Simmons Hanly and Conroy a National Law Firm headquartered in Alton, Illinois, to Major Sponsors: ENCLAVE Capital Management, IMPACT Strategies, Alton Steel Inc., Advantage News, SIUE and the SIUE Foundation, WBGZ Radio, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Ameren Illinois, Alton Memorial Hospital, United Community Bank, William Boudoures Co., Memorial Hospital of Belleville, Molina Healthcare of Illinois, and contribution Sponsors : Anderson Hospital, Lilly Diabetes, Sponsors Phillips 66- Wood River Refinery, Saint Anthony’s Health Center, Scott Credit Union, the Firm of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, & Smith, S. W. Wilson and Co.,  Thomas   Saksa Funeral Homes, Prosthetic and Orthotic  Care Inc., DaVita, Senior Services Plus,  Digitalartz, Gateway Motorsports Park, and 106.5 The Arch.


Form or Join a team, register as an Individual or Virtual Walker at .