(SAVANNAH) Paula Kreissler, President of Wound Care Clinic – ESU Inc. and her team of more than 40 people raised the most money at the American Diabetes Association’s the “Step Out to Fight for Diabetes Walk” held in mid-October. The contest doesn’t officially end until December 3rd, so Kreissler and her crew are still pulling out all the stops to raise even more money to fight diabetes.
“So far we’ve raised more than $7,000,” says Kreissler.
“It felt so good to know our team raised the most money that, but it feels even better to know that we’re still raising money until the deadline and each and every penny is going toward the fight against diabetes.”
Diabetes is America’s fastest growing disease, affecting 21 million children and adults in the United States.
Formerly known as America’s Walk for Diabetes, Step Out to Fight Diabetes is the sole fund-raising walk of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Step Out to Fight Diabetes is a one-day walk in more than 200 cities nationwide. Motivated by their drive to defeat diabetes, participants reach their fund-raising goals by asking friends, family and co-workers for donations.
This year, the event drew a large contingency of teams, comprised of families, friends and corporations, all walking and raising money in support of ADA.
Kreissler, who also serves as the Leadership Chair for the Savannah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, says she asked any and everybody to support the ADA and her team. They, along with the other teams pulled through, and so far they’ve raised $7419.00.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
To learn more about the ADA or diabetes, log on to www.diabetes.org .
Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. is located at 815 East 68th Street, Suite 2 in Savannah. The second location at 1000 Towne Center Blvd in Pooler opened in July. The purpose of the clinic is to heal chronic and acute non-healing wounds utilizing electrical stimulation, ultrasound and standard therapies. To learn more, call (912) 691-2614 or 998-0040 or log on at www.woundcareclinic.net .