CORPORATE TEAMS FORMING FOR AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION'S 6/2 TOUR DE CURE
07 Mar 2013
ALBANY, NY (March 7, 2013) —The American Diabetes Association (Albany Office) invites local companies and businesses to form a corporate team for its 6/2 Tour de Cure cycling event andbecome part of the nationwide movement to Stop Diabetes® and change the future of the nearly 26 million Americans living with the disease.
Forming a corporate team is as simple as choosing a team captain, registering at diabetes.org/saratogatour, and inviting teammates to join. The early bird registration fee is $15 and there is a $200 fundraising minimum for all riders.
“We are hoping to recruit even more corporate teams this year to fulfill our $1.25 million goal and advance the mission of the organization,” said ADA Director of Albany and Central New York Amy Young, noting that the Saratoga Tour de Cure is ranked first in the state and third out of 90 tours nationwide in terms of total dollars raised. “Teams that register early raise significantly more money for this tremendous cause because they become tied to the mission and have a better chance of activating their fundraising network.”
“By forming a corporate team, companies engage in team building, healthy living and service to the community,” added ADA Associate Director of Albany Denise Nicastro. “It provides an opportunity for organizations to fulfill their civic responsibility and support a cause that affects the lives of many of their employees.”
The annual ride is the most prestigious cycling event in the Capital Region anddraws more than 2,000 participants. Designed for everyone from the novice biker to the experienced cyclist, the Tour de Cure includes routes ranging from a 10- mile Family Fun Ride to a 100-mile Century Ride.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by the disease. Founded in 1940, the Association serves the community by funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, providing credible information about the disease, giving voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes, and delivering services to people with diabetes, their families and health care professionals. 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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