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Local residents ride to stop diabetes in Tour de Cure at Chateau Ste. Michelle

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders of all ages and abilities to take part in the annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event on May 10 at Chateau Ste. Michelle to raise funds and change the future of diabetes. The Tour de Cure features 10, 25, 40, 70 and 100 mile routes supported by well-equipped rest stops. Day-of event festivities at Chateau Ste. Michelle will include live music, food trucks and a vendor village.

Cyclists from around the region will join more than 65,000 other cyclists and volunteers across the country in this annual event. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes. 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.

“Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the stimulating competition, camaraderie and physical cycling challenge. But the real reward comes in knowing that every mile they ride and every dollar they raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects more than 300,000 people in the greater Seattle Metro community and more than 600,000 in Washington state,” said Paul Tobin, executive director, American Diabetes Association.

“Thousands more are at risk for developing diabetes and the need for funds and awareness for this cause has never been so great,” he added.

The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association toll free at 1 888-DIABETES or visit us at www.diabetes.org/seattletourdecure

Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Gold’s Gym, Lilly Diabetes, Primal and Go Macro and locally by EvergreenHealth, Nintendo, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Seattle MINI, Swedish, Puget Sound Business Journal, Slalom Consulting and Woodinville Bicycle.

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.

For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org 

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