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Hundreds to support people with diabetes by participating in Tour de Cure this Sunday - 05/17/17

WHAT: Nearly 700 people, many with diabetes, will ride and walk in the 26th annual Tour de Cure, presented by Northwest Kidney Centers and Walgreens. Their goal is to raise more than $700,000 for the American Diabetes Association. The event includes five cycling routes (100 mile, 70 mile, 40 mile, 25 mile and 10 mile), and 5 mile and 3 mile walking routes. Additional sponsorship support is provided by QFC, Nintendo, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Health Services, DaVita, Slalom Consulting, Leidos, Lilly Diabetes and Primal Cycling Apparel.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21. The 100-mile ride begins at 6:30 a.m., with starts throughout the morning for the other routes.

WHERE: Tour de Cure will begin and end at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th Street in Woodinville.

WHY: Every year, an estimated 450,000 people in Washington are diagnosed with diabetes. Plus, nearly 1.9 million adults in Washington are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and most don't even know it. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to horrific complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation. Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Funds raised through Tour de Cure support diabetes research and prevention initiatives, and programs to help people living with diabetes.

MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Hundreds to support people with diabetes with Tour de Cure this Sunday - 05/17/17

WHAT: Nearly 700 people, many with diabetes, will ride and walk in the 26th annual Tour de Cure, presented by Northwest Kidney Centers and Walgreens. Their goal is to raise more than $700,000 for the American Diabetes Association. The event includes five cycling routes (100 mile, 70 mile, 40 mile, 25 mile and 10 mile), and 5 mile and 3 mile walking routes. Additional sponsorship support is provided by QFC, Nintendo, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Health Services, DaVita, Slalom Consulting, Leidos, Lilly Diabetes and Primal Cycling Apparel.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21. The 100-mile ride begins at 6:30 a.m., with starts throughout the morning for the other routes. The best time for photos is 1 to 2 p.m. when most participants return for finish line festivities.

WHERE: Tour de Cure will begin and end at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th Street in Woodinville.

WHY: Every year, an estimated 450,000 people in Washington are diagnosed with diabetes. Plus, nearly 1.9 million adults in Washington are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and most don't even know it. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to horrific complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation. Diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Funds raised through Tour de Cure support diabetes research and prevention initiatives, and programs to help people living with diabetes.

Ride or walk to help the thousands with diabetes in Washington - 05/05/17

Chances are you know someone with diabetes--1 in 9 adults in Washington has the disease. What you may not know is that diabetes can lead to heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke and amputation. What's more, diabetes kills more Americans every year than AIDS and breast cancer combined.

Walkers and cyclist are invited to help find a cure by joining the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, Sunday, May 21 at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 145th Street in Woodinville. The event includes five cycling routes (100 mile, 70 mile, 40 mile, 25 mile and 10 mile), and 5 mile and 3 mile walking routes. Participants will enjoy support along the route, prizes, lunch and celebration at the finish line.

Presented by Northwest Kidney Centers and Walgreens, Tour de Cure will raise more than $700,000 to fund local research and prevention initiatives, as well as programs to help people living with diabetes. It is the largest fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association and walkers and riders, many with diabetes, come from corporate and family teams and individual groups. Additional local sponsorship support is provided by QFC, Nintendo, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Health Services, DaVita, Slalom Consulting and Leidos. National sponsors include Lilly Diabetes and Primal Cycling Apparel.

Join the fun and make a difference. Register yourself or form a team at diabetes.org/seattletourdecure.