Hawaii Residents Joining the Celebration to Help Stop Diabetes at the 3rd Annual Tour de Cure Cycling Ride

For Immediate Release: October 2015
Contact: Leslie Lam
Phone: 808-947-5979

Honolulu, Hawaii – The American Diabetes Association is inviting riders of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event happening on Sunday, November 1st at Kapiolani Community College to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and to help stop this devastating disease.

Cyclists from around the region will ride in one of 4 routes to participate in the event. They will join more than 65,000 other cyclists and volunteers from across the country. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes; 600,000 of which live right here in Hawaii.

"Tour de Cure is designed for riders of all levels. There are routes customized for occasional to experienced cyclists. We offer a 10 mile, 25 mile, 50 mile, and a 75 mile ride in commemoration of our 75th Year Anniversary," said Colby Kisaba, Hawaii Community Leadership Board Chair. "The route will feature rest stations with refreshments to fuel the journey and upbeat volunteers to cheer riders on. The event will also feature a Keiki Ride that will help educate children on bike safety while encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle." Kisaba added.

"The Tour de Cure is more than just a bike ride it is a celebration of hope and a chance to raise critical funds to help Stop Diabetes. Every mile you ride and every dollar you raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects 1 in every 3 people in our community," said Dr. Mark E. Tafoya, American Diabetes Association's Hawaii Community Leadership Board President. "With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been greater." 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 808-947-5979 or visit us at diabetes.org/tourdecurehawaii.

 

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 808-947-5979, 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/hawaii.