Volunteering with the Step Out- Walk to Stop Diabetes

American Diabetes Association Image: diabetes.org

American Diabetes Association
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A divisional sales manager with T. Rowe Price, Barrett Wragg recently registered to run with his department’s team in the Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event organized by the American Diabetes Association. Barrett Wragg raised more than $200 for the association and its important work. Individuals can support the American Diabetes Association and Step Out in a number of ways, including through volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers help recruit sponsors, teams, and other volunteers to ensure that events across the country run smoothly. Some volunteers provide committee leadership, which involves securing donations from local sources and planning activities for the day of the event. These volunteers also help market Step Out events in their communities and inspire other people to participate or volunteer.

Other volunteers focus their efforts on the day of the event. Volunteers are essential to ensuring a successful Step Out walk. These individuals help register team captains and walkers as they arrive, distribute t-shirts, and serve refreshments at rest stops along the rout. In addition, finish line volunteers greet individuals at the end of the route and offer them cold drinks and nutritious snacks.

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Ending Cystic Fibrosis through the Why We Stride Walk

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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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Barrett Wragg serves as a divisional sales manager for T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills, Maryland. He has been working with the firm’s clients for nearly 15 years. An active member of his community, Barrett Wragg also contributes to worthy charities, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation aims to end cystic fibrosis and improve quality of life for everyone who lives with the disease. The Foundation is dedicated to funding research and development in pursuit of a cure.

Much of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s funding comes from Why We Stride, its largest fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people come together to walk the 5K events in over 500 locations in the United States.

Participants raise money in teams, setting lofty fundraising goals. They can set up team webpages through the Great Strides website or use the organization’s fundraising app to collect donations. Walkers rally support from their friends and loved ones, who help raise millions to combat cystic fibrosis each year.