Parkridge Health System Raises Over $4,700 For Tour de Cure

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Members of 23-person Team Parkridge Health System included Alison Counts, Darrell Moore, and Claudia Moore
Members of 23-person Team Parkridge Health System included Alison Counts, Darrell Moore, and Claudia Moore

Parkridge Health System cyclists raised over $4,700 in support of the fight against diabetes for the 2013 Tour de Cure cycling event held at First Tennessee Pavilion. 

Team Parkridge fielded riders at nearly every distance level of the event, including the 100 mile, 62 mile, and 25 mile routes. The Parkridge Health System team was one of this year’s top corporate fundraising teams and also included some of the event’s top individual fundraisers. 

Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held throughout the country to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Funds raised at Tour de Cure events support research to find a cure for diabetes, and assist those who have diabetes with community-based education, advocacy and support.

According to the American Diabetes Association, some 36,000 people in the Chattanooga community have diabetes. Nationwide, nearly 26 million Americans are affected by this disease. The National Institutes of Health reports that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. 

For more information about Parkridge Health System, visit ParkridgeHealth.com.


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