Over 850 riders have committed to helping the American Diabetes Association raise $500,000 to Stop Diabetes on July 26, 2014 at Hillsboro Stadium. The Best Tour Ever!Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.Riders must commit to raising the minimum fundraising requirement of $200, but we have 3 easy tool that will help you get there!1. Update your Personal Page with your story and a picture.2. Make a Personal Donation to show your commitment to the cause.3. Send 25 emails and raise an average of $400.#WHYIRIDEPDXJoin our #whyiridepdx campaign! Tell us your story and post your picture to your social media channel of choice using #whyiridepdx. Check out one of our Red Rider stories hereNEW to Tour de Cure in 2014NEW FoodNEW Event LayoutNEW Kid Zone.
The Oregon/SW Washington Tour de Cure event will take place on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Our event takes place at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, OR. We have routes ranging from 5-100 miles and they all start and finish in the stadium. Your morning will begin with breakfast and all routes include rest stops, SAG support, motorcycle support and bike shop support. After you cross the finish line you will enjoy lunch, live music and activities for all ages.
To kick off the 2014 year, we will host the first of our training rides on Saturday, March 1 at Sellwood Riverfront Park. All training rides will be posted on our web site at www.diabetes.org/portlandtourdecure, and everyone is welcome.
Tour de Cure is the largest fund raising event for Oregon/SW Washington and the funds raised support diabetes research (including three local researchers at OHSU), education and advocacy.
If you have any questions, please contact Kris Bockmier at email@example.com or 503-736-2770 X 7355.
Tour de Cure registration for 2014 is now open!
Please join us on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Hillsboro Stadium for Tour de Cure 2014.
Tour de Cure is the largest fund raising event for the Oregon/SW Washington office of the American Diabetes Association.
Funds raised support our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. We accomplish this through research, advocacy and education.
A few of our highlights include:
Diabetes EXPO: Held annually at the Oregon Convention Center and serves over 5,000 community members interested in the latest information on diabetes. This event is free of charge.
Safe at School: Last year, 178 schools and 1,333 school personnel throughout Oregon and SW Washington received free training on how to care for children in their schools living with diabetes.
Research: In fiscal year 2012, the American Diabetes Association's Research Program invested approx. $34.6 million in diabetes research, including a $333,500 grant to Chrostopher Madden, PhD at OHSU, Pyschosocial Behavioral Medicine, Obesity.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past and we look forward to seeing you in July.
The 2013 Tour de Cure raises $375,000 for diabetes research, advocacy and education!
Thank you to our 1,078 registered riders, their donors and our sponsors for helping Tour de Cure raise $375,000. The funds will help us further our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Funds raised support our local programs:
Held annually at the Oregon Convention Center, EXPO serves over 5,000 community members interested in the latest information on diabetes. While at this free event people have access to screenings, education, healthy eating and active living demonstrations, workshops and “Ask the Expert” consultations.
Safe at School
Last year, 178 schools and 1,333 school personnel throughout Oregon and SW Washington received free Safe at School training to ensure that children with diabetes remain safe while attending school.
Family Link connects families who are learning to live with diabetes by providing newsletters, resources, training, parent mentors, and local social and educational events. The Jim Hansen Memorial Symposium is held each year at EXPO to educate and provide the latest information to parents and families of children with type 1 diabetes.
Annual Diabetes Practice Update (ADPU)
Conference held for medical professionals interested in the latest on diabetes care, research and education.
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Free one-year program for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
A free employer hosted workplace wellness program provided by the American Diabetes Association to promote diabetes awareness, detection, management and education.
Your support of Tour de Cure and the American Diabetes Association help make this happen. THANK YOU!!
Training rides for Tour de Cure continue to grow. We ride every Saturday, different locations and different routes, with mileage increasing for those who are ready. We have enjoyed 50-85 attendees at each ride, ranging in ages of 3 -70 years old and all riding abilities.
Each ride begins with a light breakfast, has support on the route, including SAG vehicles and rest stops and nobody is left behind. We woud love to have you join us. You do not have to be registered for Tour de Cure to participate in the training rides.
For more information, join us at www.meetup.com/tourdecurepdxvan
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