Mark Vollmers

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Welcome to Mark Vollmers's Personal Page

Welcome!† For the walk this year I'm actually going to be out of the country for work, so it's virtual walking for me.† Virtual or in-person, any support is welcome.† The Des Moines event is one of the most efficient in the nation as money allocated (90-some percent of every donation for this walk is used for research, as opposed to 70-some nation-wide, if I recall correctly).† Fun stat for the week.† Onto the story...

I am a type 1 diabetic (insulin dependent) myself so I have a particular vested interest in helping out with the event.† A lot of the focus on Diabetes is often on Type 2 (adult onset) since it is preventable and even reversible with changes in lifestyle, diet and exercise.† Type 1, on the other hand, is a chronic disease that occurs without warning, has no cure and requires treatment for the life of the person.† Many advances have been made, like insulin pumps and glucose sensors, that help diabetics live 'normal' lives but it is still a far cry from a true cure.† So that's why we are helping out.

Thank you very much in advance for all the support!!† Every dollar helps to take the next step towards treating and eventually curing Diabetes.† Trust me, it makes†a huge impact in the lives of those people to have this disease.

Mark

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WALK DETAILS

Date and time

February 16, 2013
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Starts: 8:30 AM
Length of walk: 2 miles

Location

Downtown Des Moines Marriott
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

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CONTACT

Toni Mortensen
Email | (515) 802-3220

Greater Iowa Chapter
3580 EP True Parkway
Suite 101
West Des Moines, IA 50265