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John Cushman Walk for Diabetes
September 4, 2017 - November 4, 2017
The John Cushman Walk for Diabetes is an anniversary celebration of John’s first walk forty years ago. In July 1977, John Cushman walked from New York’s Times Square to Mission Beach, San Diego, CA for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. John gained sponsorships from: 7-11, Adventure-16, Dean Photo, Jim Sporting Goods, KCBQ Radio, San Diego Union Tribune, and a promotion company. John’s walk goal was to arrive on Jerry Lewis Telethon Weekend, which he beat, as he arrived on Wednesday, August 31, 1977. John completed the walk in 49 Days, 6 Hours, 14 Minutes and raised $160,000 for Muscular Dystrophy on his 1977 Walk with only three days of serious advance planning. This would be the equivalent of $637,236 in 2017 dollars.
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of that 1977 Walk and John has decided the lace-up for another cause, the American Diabetes Association! John hopes that the 2017 John Cushman Walk for Diabetes will raise funds for the American Diabetes Association to aid in their on-going research as well as the innovations which improve patient care. The 2017 Walk will also bring attention to organ donation, which is vital to those afflicted with the devastating long-term impact of diabetes. Follow John on Facebook and the Buzz Pop cocktails website, during his 2017 Walk for American Diabetes Association starting September 4, 2017 Labor Day from the Washington Monument to Mission Beach, San Diego, CA as John walks to raise not only funds for Diabetes research but also to raise awareness that 1 in every 3 Americans are impacted by Diabetes.
Working in conjunction with companies to further their goals in research for a cure, while also improving the lives of those who deal with diabetes and its impact on a daily basis, it is my hope that the 2017 Walk for the American Diabetes Association will help contribute funds to aid in their on-going research as well as the innovations which improve patient care. The 2017 Walk will also bring attention to organ donation, which is vital to those afflicted with the devastating long-term impact of diabetes.
Buzz Pop Cocktails is a proud sponsor of this cause and will be providing John with our alcohol free Buzz Pops to help fuel his body during the walk. We will also participate in the event in Mission Beach, San Diego, California.