American Diabetes Association Announces New Location for Tour de Cure® | Arts & Culture
Popular cycling event shifts to Niagara Falls, NY’s Old Falls Street in 2015
The American Diabetes Association has announced a brand new location—downtown Niagara Falls, NY—for the site of its 2015 Tour de Cure® cycling event in support of the Stop Diabetes® movement. To celebrate this venue change announcement, ADA representatives and rider team captains were joined by corporate sponsors from Independent Health, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and General Motors for an off-season “training” session on the Ice Bikes of Buffalo at Canalside.
“What better way to demonstrate our excitement for the new Tour de Cure® location than to get on a bicycle, start training, and demonstrate that not even ice or a Buffalo winter can hold back the Stop Diabetes® movement,” said Kelly Arthur, Tour de Cure® manager. “We have many supporters throughout Western New York and are grateful for the ongoing support of an outstanding list of corporate sponsors, team captains, riders, and participants.”
This year’s Tour de Cure® will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, with cyclists from around the region gathering at one of five routes to participate in the event. Riders will join more than 65,000 other Tour de Cure® cyclists and volunteers from around the country in taking part. Individuals and teams are composed of co-workers, family and friends taking the ride of their life by helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, including those right here in Buffalo Niagara.
“Independent Health is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Tour de Cure for the seventh consecutive year. Our partnership with the ADA demonstrates our commitment to the community as we work toward our common goal – to find a cure for diabetes,” said Michael W. Cropp, M.D., president and CEO, Independent Health.
“Diabetes affects every community in Western New York, and is a particular concern to Seneca Gaming Corporation and the Seneca Nation of Indians. Having this event in downtown Niagara Falls celebrates the role of the entire community in this important fight,” said Cathy Walker, president & CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation.
“We are pleased to partner once again with the American Diabetes Association for the annual Tour de Cure,” said Nina Price, Senior Business Planner of GM Tonawanda Engine Plant. “Our employees stand united with ADA, and this great community, in their efforts to fight for those families affected by diabetes.”
The Tour de Cure® is designed for riders of all levels. There are routes for both the occasional cyclist and the experienced rider, with trails from 6-mile family rides to 100-mile century rides. Routes feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey, volunteers to cheer riders on and Red Riders—cyclists who have diabetes—experiencing “VIP” treatment.
The Tour de Cure® raises funds through registration fees, pledges collected by cyclists, and corporate sponsorships. To register or contribute, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association toll‑free at 1‑888-DIABETES or visit the Buffalo Niagara Tour de Cure® page at www.diabetes.org/buffalotour.
About the ADA
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, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from these sources is available in English and Spanish.