KENNEBUNK, Maine — The American Diabetes Association is challenging cyclists to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the 2014 Kennebunks Tour de Cure on June 8, at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm to help raise critical funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy. The Tour de Cure is designed for anyone, from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist, with 5K, 25K, 50K, 100K, and 100-mile routes.
“Many people will participate in the Tour de Cure for the 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 26 million Americans,” said Chris Boynton, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association’s New England Region. “With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been so great.”
The fundraising goal of the 2014 Kennebunks Tour de Cure is $450,000. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. The ADA invests millions of dollars directly in New England: research projects at the Jackson Laboratories facility in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Joslin Diabetes Centers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as to help fund Camp Carefree in New Durham, New Hampshire. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association toll‑free at 1‑888-DIABETES or visit us atwww.diabetes.org/kennebunkstourdecure.