"Someone with diabetes has my heart!" is our theme for 2019! Walk for someone you love along with your family, friends, co-workers, best friends, classmates and the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi at our Mississippis Walk for Diabetes-Meridian/East Central Mississippi on October 13th at lovely Bonita Lakes Park! Take the first step towards making a difference in the lives of people you care about who live with diabetes 24/7!
Share the love and walk in support of an elderly neighbor who cannot afford their medications or help provide a camp scholarship for a newly diagnosed child so they can attend summer diabetes camp!
The Meridian Walk will be held at the "Grove" at Bonita Lakes Park on Sunday, October 13th. (I-20 Exit 154, off 19 South just past mall) Registration starts at 1:00 PM with the walk ribbon cutting at 2 PM. Party with your new friends and enjoy a picnic after the walk!
Teams of families, friends, classmates, Sunday school classes and co-workers are welcomed along with individual walkers!
Walk, stroll and roll with the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and help Mississippi kids and adults living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes!
For more information and FUNdraising ideas call DFM at 601-957-7878. Set up your online team page for family and friends at
Everyday miracles happen because of your caring, generosity and support!
Last year, your support provided:
- over 975 schoolteachers and staff with training during 25 Sweet Subject Educational programs for Mississippi's school teachers and staff
- over 300 School Nurses with up-to-date information and training on diabetes management.
- 275 boxes of information and glucose testing supplies for school diabetes emergencies to school nurses.
- 124 We Care 2 Backpacks of supplies and age-appropriate information delivered to newly diagnosed children - Often in person at the hospital where they were diagnosed.
- 70 families with education and networking at Camp Kandu
- 80 Health Professionals with Continuing Medical Education at our Annual CME Meeting
- 300 People with diabetes education at our Annual Diabetes SuperConference
- life to 300 individuals who could not afford the insulin they need to survive.