American Diabetes Association to Host Tour De Cure at Delaware Valley University
Mar 14, 2018
The American Diabetes Association today revealed a new course designed to encourage cyclists of all levels to ride in the annual Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure on Saturday, June 16, with the longest ride beginning at 8 a.m.
Presented by NRG Energy, the Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure features an exhilarating riding experience with five routes available, ranging from a three-mile Family Fun Ride to a more challenging and competitive 100-mile ride. There is a route that is perfect for an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist. Additional routes include a 12-, 30-, and 65-mile course.
The event begins and ends on Delaware Valley University’s campus and weaves its way throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County, all while helping to raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family, and friends are taking the ride of their lives by helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes.
The Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure also includes a beautiful and scenic 5K run (or walk) through Montgomery County and is open to all runners.
The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To ride or volunteer, visit diabetes.org/tourdecurephilly.
The ride culminates in a Finish Festival celebration back on the University’s campus with live music, a summer barbeque lunch for riders, a kids' zone, a health and wellness area, nutrition tips, and much more. The routes will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders onward. Returning to the Finish Festival, Red Riders -- cyclists who have diabetes -- get VIP treatment such as chair massages and medals.
“Our new course is designed to celebrate hope and to raise awareness and critical funds to help Stop Diabetes,” said Kevin Kelly, executive director, American Diabetes Association. “Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, including 1.5 million people in Pennsylvania alone and another 8.1 million people who are unaware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take steps to stop diabetes. With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been greater.”
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information about the American Diabetes Association and its multitude of resources for diabetics and their loved ones, visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).