Ride To Stop Diabetes Is May 17

Friday, March 28, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by taking part in their annual cycling event, Tour de Cure on Saturday, May 17. 

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.

Registration begins at 6 a.m. with the first ride at 7 a.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion. 

Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride 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 7 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 steps are taken to Stop Diabetes. 

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



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