Dominate Diabetes 5k Run/Walk will be held at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport on Saturday, November 9 at 8 a.m. Admission is free.
David Raines Community Health Centers & Healthy Blue of Louisiana is proud to host its Annual Dominate Diabetes 5K Run/Walk . This community event for the region is to raise awareness for diabetes, plus focus on health, wellness, and fitness. We welcome individual runners and teams of five (5) or more. There will also be a Kid’s Fun Run/Walk (ages 12 and under).
·FIRST 100- PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL RACE T-SHIRT
·Each Participant in the Dominate Diabetes 5k will receive a free admission to the State Fair on November 9, 2019.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles. Proceeds from the Dominate Diabetes 5K Run/Walk will help support FREE diabetes screening, along with patient and community education throughout Northwest Louisiana. According to the most recent research by the CDC, Louisiana is ranked 11th in the nation for people diagnosed with diabetes. The disease can lead to serious complications such as blindness, heart disease, and amputations. David Raines Community Health Centers is committed to educating the community on this debilitating disease.