“My goal is to expand this event. I want as many participants in the running and cycling segments as possible,” says Hindmarsh. “Last year we had close to 120 participants. This year, my goal is to increase the number of participants tenfold!”
The purpose of the Act Alive! Decathlon is to raise public awareness about the risk and consequences of diabetes, and to raise funds for public education programs.
Over 21 million Americans have diabetes. Millions more have pre-diabetes or are simply undiagnosed. Diabetes is the number one cause of heart disease.
Diabetics can reverse the severity of this degenerative and even deadly disease if they simply eat better and are physically active.