On Saturday, September 9, the American Diabetes Association will host its largest annual fundraiser, Tour de Cure Colorado, with new and improved routes focused on safety, fun and physical challenge. The ride, run, walk and brand new Xtreme Ninja Course will take place at Salisbury Park in Parker to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.
The American Diabetes Association, in partnership with the Town of Parker, have continued to work together to ensure the safest and most enjoyable routes for all participant types, taking into account feedback from 2016 participants. Tour de Cure has high standards of safety and is known for having some of the best-supported routes in Colorado for all ages and ability levels, thanks in part to our Medical Sponsor, Parker Adventist Hospital, part of Centura Health.
Centura Health has a strong partnership with the American Diabetes Association and Parker Adventist Hospital is proud to once again provide medical coverage for the Parker-based, Tour de Cure. “Nurturing the health of our community is the foundation which our hospital was built upon,” says Parker Adventist Hospital, CEO, Sam Huenergardt. “We are committed to helping drive awareness, prevention and early detection in the fight to end diabetes.”
Full medical support is provided at the festival headquarters and along the route by Parker Adventist Hospital; the event also offers riding medics, SAG vehicles and rest stops on every route to keep participants safe. Routes include: the Extreme Ninja Course, a 5K Walk and Run, a family-friendly 20K cycling ride, 50K cycling ride, 100K cycling ride and an epic 100 Mile Century Ride. In addition to the physical activity challenges taking place, anyone is welcome to join in the fun at the community festival at Salisbury Park throughout the day.
To view the routes and register to ride, walk, run or ninja at Tour de Cure Colorado, visit www.diabetes.org/coloradotourdecure or call 1-888-DIABETES. Tour de Cure Colorado is presented by Primal, and sponsored locally by Town of Parker, Parker Adventist Hospital and Centura Health, Lilly Diabetes, Amazing Moves, Boa, Breckenridge Brewery and CBS Denver. National sponsors of Tour de Cure include Lilly Diabetes and Primal.
About the American Diabetes Association
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in 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 provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (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)