10/13/2013 6:01:00 AM Walking for a cure: Support those with diabetes at benefit walkathon
Courtesy photo The 2013 Step Out Walk to raise money for diabetes research is Saturday, Oct. 19. Visit diabetes.org/stepoutprescott to sign up.
Special to the Courier
Eli-Mae Husband, a 19-year-old senior at Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center (AAEC) in Prescott Valley, has had a history of diabetes in her family. The disease has struck her mother, father and sister. And they all had to cope with the tragedy of diabetes when Eli-Mae's older sister, Nicole, died from diabetes complications a couple of months after the birth of her son, Justin, who is now 2 years old.
To honor Nicole, Eli-Mae decided to build her senior project around supporting the 2013 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19. The walk will start and finish at the Gathering Center on the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Reservation.
Because "Noodle" was Nicole's nickname, given to her by her father, Clark, Eli-Mae is calling her team the AAEC "Noodles." She has already signed up 25 students to talk in Nicole's memory. Her goal is to sign up 100 students.
Eli-Mae urges other families facing diabetes to join her and her team in supporting the 2013 Step Out Walk to honor those they love and other people who may be at risk of becoming diabetic.
Those who would like to participate can register online at diabetes.org/step outprescott, or call 1-888-DIABETES, ext. 7085. Parking will be available at the YRMC Pendleton Center lot, located on Division Street just north of Whipple Street in Prescott. Free shuttle service will be provided to the Gathering Center.