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  Step Out to Fight Diabetes
Food Chairperson 2007
     I was the Food Chairperson for the Harrisburg areas Step Out to Fight Diabetes walk (formerly known as America's Walk for Diabetes).  I have been the Food Chairperson since 2005.  This was my third year as Food Chairperson.  The walk took place on City Island, in Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm.  

     Each year walkers raise much needed money for diabetes research, education, advocacy for those battling diabetes, and eventually a cure for diabetes. These walkers spend great time and effort raising funds and then participate in this walk which has 3, 5, and 7 mile routes.

     For their hard work and efforts the following companies have donated food, drinks, food preparation equipment, utensils, or means of storage for the food and drinks.  Feel free to thank them for their donations that aided the walkers during their long walk for a cure.
Companies Who Donated Refreshments
  Ace Rents, Inc. (Lancaster, PA)
  California Raisins (Fresno, CA)
  Chili's Grill & Bar (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  Coca Cola Enterprises (Lemoyne, PA)
  Filson Water (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  Giant Food Store (Dillsburg, PA)
  Integrity Bank (Camp Hill, PA)
  Karns Food (Harrisburg, PA)
  Kunzler and Company, Inc. (Lancaster, PA)
  Sam's Club (Harrisburg, PA)
  Snyder's of Hanover (Hanover, PA)
  Stroehmann Pennsylvania Dutch Bakers (Harrisburg, PA)
  Turkey Hill Dairies (Conestoga, PA)
  Verdelli Farms (Harrisburg, PA)
  Wal-Mart (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  Weis Markets (Bumble Bee Hollow Road, Mechanicsburg, PA)
  Weis Markets (Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA)
       The sponsors listed above are responsible for the following menu provided to the walkers.  Some items listed below were also available at the three rest stops along the 7 mile walk route.  
  Turkey franks on hot dog rolls  
  Condiments available for the turkey franks:  
    Chopped onions  
  Chips and salsa  
    Diet Coke  
    Coke Zero  
    Diet Coke Plus  
    Diet Iced Tea  
    Orange Juice  
       The following items were also provided for preparation of the food.  
  2 hot dog rollers  
  Non-latex gloves  
  Foam plates  
  Plastic spoons  
  Garbage bags  
  Ziploc bags  
Thank You
       Thank you to everyone who helped with set up and serving of the food on the day of the event.  
       Thank you to the Knights of Columbus Columbian Squires and all of the volunteers who loaned coolers for transportation and storage of perishable items.  
       Thank you to everyone who made the run to get a whole vehicle of ice bags to keep the food and drinks cold on the day of the event.  The temperature was above 80 degrees on that day.  
       A special thanks to Marion Hagens for helping place the carrots and celery in individual serving size bags.  This was done so that the walkers could carry the items with them on the walk.  
       A special thanks to the walkers for their participation and fundraising efforts.  
American Diabetes Association Approved Food Guidelines
       In June 2004 the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association approved a set of guidelines of what kinds of foods may be served at any American Diabetes Association meetings, catered functions and events.   When I requested refreshment donations from various companies I followed these guidelines and let potential donors know about these guidelines.   Click here to read the set of guidelines.  

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