November marks our 7th year supporting the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, and we’ve raised nearly $350,000 in that time to support the ADA in our community. At Nutrisystem, we take pride in doing our part to help raise funds and awareness, while also turning out an all-employee team to walk the Walk.
For Steve Vogel, Manager of Technical Operations at Nutrisystem, the Step Out Walk is a family affair. Steve brings his children to the walk every year to share the experience with them. “It started as a way to get the kids outside for a good cause.” However, last year was particularly special because his children were old enough to understand why the walk was important to their family. Steve’s father-in-law has diabetes — and now, they walk for him.
The statistics surrounding diabetes are staggering. One in 11 Americans has diabetes and every 23 seconds, someone in the US is diagnosed with the disease. Nutrisystem is a proud supporter of the ADA and the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes along with other events and activities throughout the year to honor our customers, our families, our friends, our colleagues and our community impacted by this disease.