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“The Biggest Loser” contestant part of the Stop Diabetes Movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Posted September 10, 2013 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

Des Moines, IA, September 3, 2013 — Daniel Wright, Season 7 & 8 contestant of hit TV show “The Biggest Loser” and owner of FitnessWrightNow in Des Moines, will be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by emceeing the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) signature event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, happening on September 21 at Principal Park.  Check-in starts at 8am and the Walk starts at 9am.  This event is fun for the entire family and raises money for the ADA’s local programs.

“”I am very excited to be part of this event,” stated Daniel.  “The need to educate Iowans about diabetes is greater than ever.  We look forward to having a great time and raising money for a wonderful cause.”

Daniel and his wife Rebecca Meyer, who met during their time on “The Biggest Loser,” are dedicated to promoting healthy living. After the show, they started FitnessWrightNow, located in Maximum Fitness on S. 50th St. in West Des Moines. They use their skills, knowledge, and empathy to understand what it takes to lose weight to help their clients. Daniel also serves on the Central Iowa Board for the American Diabetes Association.

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels; and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for people come together for a fun, healthy activity. To register, volunteer or more information, visit or call Daphne at 515.276.2237.

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including 225,000 Iowanswho have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050. Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish

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