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Mall Walk for diabetes research funds

Queens residents will walk around Queens Center Mall on Sunday, September 17, in order to raise awareness about diabetes and funds to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
This year marks the second fundraising walk by ADA, which was founded in 1940. In the United States, diabetes is a leading cause of death and disabilities and is linked to several other health problems. Currently, there is no cure for it.
&#8220Diabetes is an awful, life-threatening disease that affects 213,000 of our Queens residents. We have to raise money to support awareness and fund research to help find a way to prevent this growing epidemic,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Meng during a press conference to announce the walk.
The event co-chairs for the Queens Mall Walk are Chris Constantino of Elmhurst Hospital Center and Antonio Martin of Queens Hospital Center.
During last year's walk, Meng's counsel, his daughter Grace Meng, raised more than $5,000 to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
&#8220It was such a rewarding experience to help fight for this important cause,” she said. &#8220I urge everyone to help by either walking or sponsoring a walker. Together, we can find a way to stop this tragedy.”
The walk will take place on Sunday, September 17, at Queens Center Mall, which is located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 8:30 a.m.
For more information on Diabetes or about participating in the walk, contact the American Diabetes Association at 1-88-DIABETES or Assemblymember Meng at 718-939-0195.

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