Harrington Forms Team to Step Out and Walk For Diabetes Awareness

Harrington Forms Team to Step Out and Walk For Diabetes Awareness

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington employees and their family members will join more than 1,000 people on Sunday, September 24 to walk for diabetes awareness.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) will hold its Central MA Step Out Walk at Assumption College. Participants can choose a three-mile course or a one-mile course.

The Harrington team is being led by Jenn Thorpe, LPN, at Harrington Physician Services’ Endocrinology office in Sturbridge. Under the direction of Dr. David Erani and Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Lloyd, the practice manages the care of patients with simple and complex diabetes, in addition to other endocrine disorders and illnesses.

“We are proud to participate in the Central Massachusetts Step Out Walk for Diabetes,” said Dr. Erani. “Diabetes awareness is important to this office and Harrington Healthcare System. We see a lot of diabetic patients who live in this community. Our goal is to provide not just medication management but also self-education tools to assist them in living a healthy lifestyle. The American Diabetes Association does great work nationally to provide research and advocacy for those with a diabetic condition or illness.”

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1 out of every 11 people in the United States is living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The mission of the ADA is not only to prevent and cure diabetes but to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.

Harrington welcomes members of the community to join its team and walk on September 24. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum, but all participants are encouraged to fundraise.

Walkers will have the opportunity to meet special guests from the Red Sox, Patriots, Worcester Bravehearts, New England Revolution, Worcester Railers, and local radio personalities.

To register, visit diabetes.org/harrington or contact the HPS Endocrinology office at (508) 347-7585.

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