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This sure has been one roller coaster of a ride but we are almost there, five days and counting. I am so excited for this year because we have grown and we have some great new sponsors added to this year. I would like to give y'all an idea of who you will see and what to expect.

We will open for registration at 7:30 am. We do not have a set registration fee, but encourage donations. This year we have added a 5k run to our 3k walk. We will have our opening ceremony at 8 am, with the run starting at 8:30 and the walk at 8:45 ish. We will have certificates for the first man, woman, and child to finish each race. We will also have a reward for the largest team, and for the individual and team that donates the most money.

That say we will also have a health fair from 9am to 11am. There will be some free health screenings offered at different booths. This year we welcome Dr. Hamilton and his crew from Victoria Vein and Surgery Clinic and they are offering free vein screenings. We also will have the Nursing Program from Wharton County Junior College offering oodles of information diabetes, diabetic treatment and care as well as free blood pressure checks. Another new face this year is the crew from Texas Home Health and Hospice. They will be offering o2 checks as well as information about the services they offer. Returning this yeart is the D.O.T.s program from El Campo Memorial Hospital as well as their Lab team to offer free Glucose tests. Also joining us will be Bethany Home Health, South Texas Medical Clinics, Ms. Flores and her treats and don't forget to bring the kids. We have a kids zone set up with a moon walk, face painting by Brooke Ochoa, owner of Arts of Utopia, and sugar free snow cones and popcorn. We also have goody bags for both adults and kids, limited quantity.

We will also have a raffle going on. Tickets are going to be $1 each or 6 for $5. Raffle prizes include: diabetic cookbooks from Bethany Home Health, A free movie pass from Showplace 3 Cinema in El Campo, a Mr. Gattis Buffet ticket, a Crockpot from Leech Insurance, gift bundle from Whites Home and Auto, a gift bundle from Denny's in Wharton, Tumbler and memory book from ECMH, Gift bundle from Mustang Creek BBQ, and last but not least gift set from Palais Royal in El Campo.

As you can see we have lots of goodies to offer and for a good cause. I ask you to please take the time to come out and enjoy yourself at this year's El Campo Steps Out Event on Saturday Sept 14 at El Campo High School Football Field. Hope to see y'all out there!