On a sunny Saturday morning, people gathered at Lincoln Park in Houston, Texas to participate in the Acres of Angels 2023 Annual Diabetes Walk. With their energy-filled spirits, participants of all ages walked the outdoor track to raise awareness for diabetes and support Acres of Angels in their mission to improve the lives of people affected by this disease.
Founded by CEO Edna Griggs, Acres of Angels is a non-profit organization that provides education, resources, and support to Seniors in the Acres Homes community. With a strong focus on building community and fostering connections, Acres of Angels strives to empower people to manage their diabetes and live full, healthy lives.
The Annual Diabetes Walk is one of the organization’s most important events, bringing together people from all over Houston to show their support for this cause. This year’s event was no exception, with participants from all walks of life coming together to walk, dance, and connect with one another.
In addition to the walk itself, the event also featured Zumba and line dancing sessions led by local instructors, providing an opportunity for participants to get moving and have some fun. A raffle with exciting prizes was also held, with all proceeds going towards Acres of Angels’ programs and services.
The event was a huge success, with participants However, the impact of the walk extends far beyond just the financial support. By bringing people together to walk and connect, Acres of Angels is helping to build a community of support and empowerment for people affected by diabetes.
As CEO Edna Griggs notes, “We are not just raising funds, we are raising awareness and building community. By coming together to walk and support one another, we are showing people affected by diabetes that they are not alone, and that we are here to help them every step of the way.”
Overall, the Acres of Angels 2023 Annual Diabetes Walk was a powerful reminder of the importance of community and support in the fight against diabetes. As Acres of Angels continues to expand its programs and services, it is clear that their commitment to building connections and empowering individuals will remain at the heart of their mission.
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