Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tour de Cure in Long Beach April 28

Tour de Cure:  Over 2000 Cyclists Close the Two LA Port Bridges to Stop Diabetes

WHO:                 The American Diabetes Association and over 2000 bike riders from throughout Southern California

WHAT:               The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement by participating in the annual cycling event, Tour de Cure®Ship to Shore

Tour de Cure® Ship to Shore provides all cyclists with the unique opportunity to ride across the great Port Bridges – The Vincent Thomas and the Gerald Desmond – to raise funds and help Stop Diabetes. Along with Full Century, Metric Century and Half Metric rides through Palos Verdes, Tour de Cure offers shorter options, such as an 11 mile ride with a harbor cruise back to the Queen Mary and a flat 8 mile ride along the shoreline cycle path.

WHEN:               Sunday April 28, 2013. Start times vary per length of ride:

·         8 mile, 9:30 AM start
·         11 mile, 8:30 AM start
·         32 mile, 8:30 AM start
·         61 mile, 7:45 AM start
·         100 mile, 7:00 AM start

WHERE:            The ride begins and ends at the Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach CA
WHY:                 Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends are taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds to change the future of diabetes. 

Today, there are nearly 26 million Americans—including 3.9 millionpeople in the state of CA - who have diabetes. While an estimated 18.8 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, 7 million people are unaware that they have the disease.  Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to Stop Diabetes.

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