DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 14, the American Diabetes Association (Association) will host the annual Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Tour de Cure at South Fork Ranch in Parker, Texas. The ride, run and walk will raise funds for research, programs and education that will help treat and prevent diabetes, find possible cures and improve the lives of all living with and affected by diabetes. The 2016 DFW Tour de Cure engaged more than 1,100 community participants to raise nearly $700,000 in support of the Association's mission, and the DFW Tour de Cure team seeks to increase its impact this year.
The DFW Tour de Cure offers scenic, safe and well-marked routes for all ages and ability levels, including: a 5K Walk/Run and six cycling routes – 3 miles, 10 miles, 24 miles, 38 miles, 52 miles and 62 miles. Participants living with diabetes are encouraged to register as Red Riders and Red Striders to be celebrated the day of the event.
The DFW Tour de Cure also features activities and entertainment for individuals from all walks of life, including "Flight Zone," a family activities area and a photo booth. After completion of the walk/run and rides the celebration will continue through 3:00 p.m. CT as a community festival featuring complimentary food and beverages for participants, live music, family-friendly activities and much more. Community members not participating in the walk/run or rides are welcome to join in the fun at the community festival.
To view the routes and register to ride, run or walk at DFW Tour de Cure, visit www.diabetes.org/dfwtourdecure or call 1-888-DIABETES.
What: American Diabetes Association DFW Tour de Cure
When: Saturday, October 14 from 6:00 a.m. CT to 3:00 p.m. CT
Where: South Fork Ranch
3700 Hogge Road
Parker, Texas 75002
The DFW Tour de Cure is presented by Trinity Industries. The 5K Walk/Run is presented by Hotels.com.
Other sponsors of the DFW Tour de Cure include: Lockheed Martin; Geico; Beef Loving Texans; Ultra Vision International; Sam's Club; Texas Health Resources; Womack; UPS; Tri-Win Direct; Sprouts Farms Market; Texas Mutual; HyperNet Solutions, Inc.; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Frost Banking; MannKind Corporation; Richardson Bike Mart; Alfa Romeo Fiat of Forth Worth; Michelob Ultra; Huffines; and The Senior Voice Newspaper.
Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Lilly Diabetes and Primal.
About the American Diabetes Association
Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the Association supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
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SOURCE American Diabetes Association