2013 "We Can Be Heroes" Walk for Diabetes-Gulfport

Saturday, September 14, 2013


WE CAN BE HEROES WALK FOR DIABETES-seven cities and 373,000 reasons to walk! 

Gulfport-September 14-Jones Park, Reg 8 am, Walk/Run 9 am

Jackson-October 6-Southern Farm Bureau Life, I-220. Reg 1 pm, Walk/Run 2 pm

Meridian-October 12-Bonita Lakes Park.  Reg 8 am/Walk/Run 9 am

Columbus-October 20, Riverwalk. Reg 1 pm, Walk/Run 2 pm

McComb-October 26, Downtown RR Depot. Reg 7:30 am, Walk/Run 8:30 am

Hattiesburg-October 27, Longleaf Trace USM Gateway.  Reg 1 pm, Walk/Run 2 pm

Oxford-November 3, Lyceum Loop at Ole Miss.  Reg 1 pm, Walk/Run 2 pm



The goal of Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes is to raise awareness about diabetes and to raise donations to support the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi including emergency medical assistance for children and adults, Camp Kandu, the only camp for children with diabetes and their families in our state, educational programs for those living with diabetes and for health professionals, Sweet Subject program educating teachers and school staff about caring for kids with diabetes in the school settings, and much much more! Every dollar raised by the DFM stays in Mississippi!


There will be plenty of photo opportunities

Dress up as your favorite superhero (fictional or non-fictional)

Dress your "SIDEKICK" up for the "SUPER SUGAR COSTUME CONTEST" (remember that all sidekicks must be mild mannered and on a leash!)