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Shleppers Supports the NYC StepOut: Walk to Fight Diabetes

With over 23.6 Americans suffering from diabetes nationwide — and 1.2 million in New York City alone, The American Diabetes Association is on the front lines in the fight against diabetes every day. Helping them in the fight is Shleppers Moving & Storage, New York’s leading mover, which provided assistance in their 2011 StepOut: Walk To Fight Diabetes. This is the third year in a row that Shleppers has supported this event with The American Diabetes Association, and in 2009, the American Diabetes Association honored Shleppers with a special commendation for its support. In addition, Shleppers renewed its commitment to supporting the organization again in 2012.

“With one out of three children in the United States currently facing a future with diabetes, we at Shleppers are committed to doing our part to help The American Diabetes Association get the word out,” comments Shleppers President Jason Friedland. “We’re privileged to have been honored by the ADA, and their NYC StepOut: Walk To Fight Diabetes event provides us with the perfect opportunity to support them with trucks, manpower, and logistical support.”

For the 2011 NYC StepOut: Walk To Fight Diabetes, Shleppers donated moving and storage services, as well as manpower at the event — support the company has also once again pledged for the upcoming 2012 event. Shleppers donated moving and storage services for the Walk, as well as the trucking of all materials necessary for the staging of the event.

“On behalf of the entire American Diabetes Association, I want to thank Shleppers so much for its tremendous support of our event. Shleppers is truly a vital part of our success, and this year’s event was the biggest, most successful walk in the history of the American Diabetes Association, ” said Antonio Coppola, Associate Director of Special Events for the American Diabetes Association. Mr. Coppola reported that the support provided invaluable help to the organization in meeting its goal of $670,000 for funding programs to educate New Yorkers on the risk of diabetes, as well as funding research and advocating for those living with the disease. The event was held at the South Street Seaport on October 23rd, and proved to be an overwhelming success, with over 3,000 walkers joining the march against diabetes across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Dr. Wahida Karmally, Director of Nutrition at Columbia University added her thanks to the company, and said, “Shleppers has become an icon at the walk! Thank you so much for all your support to stop diabetes.”

“Diabetes is a serious condition affecting millions,” adds Friedland. “But as long as The American Diabetes Association continues the battle, there is hope, and Shleppers will be there to help. Our goal is that through our continued support of their amazing organization, we can help to make a real difference in the lives of those who suffer from diabetes.”

About Shleppers Moving & Storage:
Founded in 1978, Shleppers Moving & Storage began moving with one van and one vision–to serve its customers with commitment and integrity. By working in partnership with customers, New York’s top movers have earned a reputation as the city’s number one residential and commercial moving and storage company, offering a wide range of relocation services, including local, long-distance, and international moving, packing, unpacking, and private storage. With dedication, teamwork, and innovation, Shleppers is a NY moving company that puts customers first, creating a moving experience that’s efficient and reliable from the first box to the last.

Shleppers is also deeply committed to charity and community involvement, with its donation of trucks and logistical support for The March of Dimes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, The American Diabetes Association, The JCC Maccabi Games, The Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens, UJA Federation, the Community Mayors Foundation, the Food Bank of Westchester and others. For more information, quotes, supplies, or moving tips, please visit http://www.shleppers.co.