PORTLAND, Ore. – More than 1,100 cyclists took to the streets of Washington County this morning and participated in the 21st Annual Tour de Cure cycling event raising nearly $400,000 for diabetes education, research and advocacy. Tour de Cure is an event organized by the American Diabetes Association and started at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Ore.
“By participating in Tour de Cure, riders showed their support for the Stop Diabetes(R) movement and helped raise funds needed to provide diabetes education, research and advocacy. More than 340,000 people live with diabetes and an additional 675,000 live with pre-diabetes in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We imagine a day when diabetes will be powerless and people will be free of diabetes and all its burdens. Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and reach this goal,” said Andrea Bruno, Executive Director, American Diabetes Association of Oregon, Southwest Washington and Southern Idaho. “With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds and awareness has never been so great.” she added.
Tour de Cure was sponsored nationally by Gold’s Gym and BeeWell For Life from Bumble Bee and locally by Columbia, Fred Meyer, Subaru, The Standard, Kaiser Permanente thrive, UPS, Genentech, Regence, Providence Health & Services, Clif Bar, Zevia All Natural Soda, Novo Nordisk, the Vancouver Business Journal, Gleukos, KIND Healthy Snacks, Stash Tea, Steviva and Trinity Hill Farms.
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, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
News Release from: American Diabetes Assn.