In partnership with VSP Global, Eyefinity/OfficeMate is taking part in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes to support the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. It is a disease that has deadly serious consequences, and there is no cure. VSP is committed to supporting the ADA and to raising awareness about the importance of annual eye exams to detect the signs of diabetes and allow for early treatment and management of the disease. Did you know that 90 percent of diabetes-related blindness can be avoided with annual eye exams? For more information about diabetes, please visit our Diabetes Discovery Center.
The Eyefinity/OfficeMate Irvine, CA, team members have join together to walk 3.1 miles at the Step Out Walk in Buena Park, CA, at 8:30am on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The walk is taking place at Knott’s Berry Farm, so there’s a good chance that we’ll see Snoopy on our walk! If you live in Orange County and want to walk with us, we would love to have your company. If you live outside of Orange County, or you cannot participate in the walk, you can support our team with a financial donation on our Eyefinity/OfficeMate – Irvine Team Web page. We are raising funds to help the American Diabetes Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for a cure.
If you would like more information about the Eyefinity/OfficeMate Irvine Team and how you can participate in this important event and fundraiser, leave a comment at the end of this blog post.
Please forward this blog post to your friends and family – participation is welcome by all! Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time.