The American Diabetes Association kicked off this year's Step Out fund-raiser kicked off at Tubby's Tankhouse in Thunderbolt.
Savannah Fire Chief Charles Middleton is serving as chairman for the step out campaign this year.
"One of the goals here is to one - a obviously, raise money for research.
the second thing is really to get people more aware of what they can do. listen to the body when it tells you things about it that could basically help you defeat this disease," said Charles Middleton, chairman of the ADA Step Out event.
There will be other fund-raising events before the Step Out Walk on Oct. 19.
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