The 2022 American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure is back to an in-person event this year on Saturday, June 11, at Xerox Campus in Webster. Riders across upstate New York, including the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany regions, will unite for the second consecutive year to raise much-needed funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.
“We’re beyond excited to welcome riders from across upstate New York in person after two years of participating virtually due to the pandemic,” said Jeff Collins, executive director. “This will be the first time that riders will gather in person since the four communities joined forces last year. We couldn’t be happier to welcome them.”
The 2022 Tour de Cure: Upstate New York will encourage participants to focus on the three main components, including:
√ Committing to participate in person on event day “at the incredible event that Tour has always been”;
√ Continuing to fundraise, because the 34 million Americans with diabetes are counting on participant support of the ADA’s mission; and
√ Celebrating one’s own journey by posting, sharing and showcasing efforts on social media using the hashtag #WeRideTogether and tagging @AmDiabetesAssn to get featured. Join the conversation on the community Facebook group to stay connected.
Founded in Buffalo in 1991, Tour de Cure brings together thousands of riders in cities across America to raise funds to support diabetes research and provide education and advocacy for people living with diabetes and their families.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 81 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development and education, it aims to improve the quality of life for the nearly 122 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes.
It stated, “Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us ‘Connected for Life.’ ”
To learn more or to get involved, visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).