More than 1,000 Utahns are expected to be out walking and volunteering to help make a difference in the lives of Utahns affected by diabetes during the annual "Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes" event on Saturday at 8 a.m. at This Is the Place Heritage Park.

Participants can walk to Hogle Zoo on either a 2.5 or a 5-mile route.

They will enjoy a diabetes friendly breakfast sponsored by Albertsons and the lunch program includes live music, an awards ceremony, including prize drawings. Afterward, they can spend the rest of the afternoon at the zoo.

For more information, go to:, or call 888-DIABETES.