The American Diabetes Association is inviting walkers and riders of all levels to join their celebration of 75 years of discovery, innovation and progress and to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by taking part in the Princeton Tour de Cure® and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, happening on June 14 at the Novo Nordisk campus in Plainsboro, to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.
Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes. Cyclists from around the region will gather at one of four routes while walkers will enjoy a one or three mile course around the scenic Novo Nordisk campus. The Tour de Cure cycling routes are designed for riders of all levels, from a 10-mile family ride to the 100-mile century ride. All routes include rest stops and support vehicle assistance.
“The Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk is more than just an endurance event. It’s a celebration of hope and a chance to raise critical funds to help the Association continue the work it has been doing these past 75 years. Every mile you ride or walk and every dollar you raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects so many in our own community,” said Alison Carey, manager of the Princeton event. “With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been greater,” she added.
The Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk raises funds through pledges collected by the participants. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/princeton.
Local sponsors of the Princeton Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk include Novo Nordisk, Walgreens, Janssen, Astra Zeneca, BD, Sanofi, Lilly, Integra, Crowne Plaza – Princeton, Robert Wood Johnson Health System and NJBIZ.
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, the mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.