Press release

American Diabetes Association® Announces Step Out DC Honorary Chair

August 25, 2020 | Arlington, Virginia

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is pleased to announce Emmy Award winning journalist, Michelle Marsh of ABC7 as the honorary chair for this year's Virtual Step Out DC. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The ADA encourages everyone to walk 3.4 miles in support of the 34 million Americans living with diabetes. It is more important than ever to raise awareness around the diabetes epidemic that is ravishing our communities. We will celebrate and honor those thriving with diabetes while helping to propel the mission of the ADA. 

“I’m thrilled to be serving as the honorary chair for this year’s ADA Step Out DC! The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be especially hard on people with chronic conditions like diabetes, so it’s important to support groups like the American Diabetes Association,” said Michelle Marsh. “I’m happy to help raise awareness around diabetes and its impact on our families and neighbors in the D.C. region.”  

“We ALL have loved and learned from someone with diabetes, this is an opportunity to come together to support the 34 million people living with diabetes. We are so excited to have Michelle Marsh be a part of this year’s Virtual Step Out DC and grateful that Michelle is lending her voice to help us celebrate all of those thriving with diabetes and raise awareness and urgency as we move to bend the curve of the diabetes epidemic,” said Titilayo Ogunmakinwa, the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia region. 

Virtual Step Out DC is a fundraising and community awareness event to support research, advocacy and improving the lives of those living with diabetes. Visit to sign-up and get involved!


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About the American Diabetes Association
Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. More than 122 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For nearly 80 years the ADA has been driving discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes, while working relentlessly for a cure. We help people with diabetes thrive by fighting for their rights and developing programs, advocacy and education designed to improve their quality of life. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).