Special Diabetes Program for Indians Walkathon

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EAGLE BUTTE, S.D – (DRG News) The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Health Department reminds everyone that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is a time for all of us to realize that our own personal health and well-being is largely up to us!

With that in mind, everyone is invited to participate in the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (S.D.P.I.) Diabetes Prevention Program’s 3rd Annual 24-hour Walkathon. The event will take place at the Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School Track on Thursday, November 21st. The Walkathon will begin at 12 o’clock Noon, and will end at 12 Noon on Friday. You don’t have to walk all 24 hours. Just come and walk when you’d like to, or when it fits into your schedule!

Young and old alike are invited to participate! Hot Beverages will be served throughout the entire 24 hour event. The first 70 walkers to register will get FREE Caps and Gloves!

The Walkathon will begin at 12 o’clock Noon, November 21st, and will end at 12 Noon on Friday. You don’t have to walk all 24 hours. Just come and walk when you’d like to, or when it fits into your schedule!

We contacted Lynn Povost, Director of the SDPI Diabetes Prevention Program and she told us, “Last year with the Primary School Children participating and the rest of the people, we had close to 400 people. The event coincided with the National Diabetes Awareness Month of November. The mission is to bring awareness to Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention.”

To learn more, call 964-7990. You can also visit the website here.


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