Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Associataion to host 29-mile morning ride

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is partnering with Revolution Buffalo and GObike Buffalo to host a 29-mile stationary bike ride to raise awareness of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes and encourage participation in the ADA’s largest annual fundraiser: Tour de Cure®, on June 3.  This year’s goal is 1,000 riders and over $430,000 in funds for the 2017 Tour de Cure.

Guests will include representatives from:

Seneca Resorts & Casinos, Independent Health, General Motors, GEICO, Life Storage, Andreozzi Bluestein, Koike Aronson, Praxiar, Novo Nordisk, Revolution Buffalo, GObike Buffalo, Tipping Point. Communications

As well as appearances from: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Drew Cerza, “The Wing King & Queen” of The Buffalo Wing Festival, Buster Bison, Buffalo Bisons, Sabretooth, Buffalo Sabres,Various TV and radio media personalities.

This year’s Tour de Cure® will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, beginning at Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y. The signature cycling event attracts riders of all skill levels, and raises funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts. The ADA invites riders, sponsors and volunteers to participate in this community-driven ride.

The Tour de Cure® raises funds through registration fees, pledges collected by cyclists, and corporate sponsorships. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at 716-835-0274, or visit us at diabetes.org/buffalotour.

WHEN:     Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 – 5:00 a.m-8:30 a.m.

Tour de Cure registration table available afterward from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

WHERE:   Dig! (first floor of the Innovation Center) 640 Ellicott St., downtown Buffalo

Note: Park directly across the entrance on the street or in the lot

About The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association, provides information about how to take care of yourself when you are diagnosed with diabetes, how to prevent this disease, and what the signs are when you may have it. They provide fitness tips and healthy recipes to help individuals lead a healthier lifestyle. None of this could be possible without the one million volunteers, a following of more than 500,000 people living with diabetes, their families and caregivers, doctors and other health care providers of 14,000, and 800 staff members. These individuals make sure that donation and fundraiser goals are met in order to continue to do research about diabetes, and find ways to prevent it as much as possible. The ADA’s mission is to lead the ongoing fight against the deadly consequences that comes from diabetes and fight for those affected by it. Take your Risk Test at www.diabetes.org/risktest or call 800-342-2383.