"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-Jackson on October 6 at the beautiful Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co! 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! Everyday miracles happen from your caring and support!
The Jackson Walk will be held at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co., 1401 Livingston Lane, Jackson 39213 off I-220, Watkins Drive Exit on Sunday, October 6th. Registration starts at 1:00 PM with the walk ribbon cutting at 2:00. 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.
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 Super Conference
- life to 300 individuals who could not afford the insulin they need to survive.