Tour De Cure To Stop Diabetes Is May 18

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by taking part in its annual cycling event, Tour de Cure.

Tour de Cure is designed for anyone from the occasional to the experienced cyclist with routes from 10-mile family rides to 100-mile century rides. The route will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey and volunteers to cheer riders on.

The ride will be on Saturday, May 18, with registration at 6 a.m., and the first ride at 7 a.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds to change the future of diabetes. 

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including 36.000 people in the Chattanooga community—who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, only seven million people are aware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to Stop Diabetes.

To find out more information on the Chattanooga Tour de Cure or to register, call 888 DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/tour.


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