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North Dakota Cycles to Cure Diabetes

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Hundreds of cyclists will hit the roads of North Dakota this weekend in an effort to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

A series of four rides will kick off from the Family Wellness Center in South Fargo, starting at 7am. 

  • 100 Mile Ride starts at 7 am
  • 75 Mile Ride starts at 7 am
  • 32 Mile Ride starts at 9 am
  • 16 Mile Family Fun Ride starts at 10:30 am

This is 5th year Fargo has hosted the Tour De Cur which has more than 80 Tour events spanning 44 states nationwide every year. This years fundraising goal in Fargo is $80,000. Money that will help fund research to find a cure for diabetes.

The ADA has been funding innovative research to combat diabetes since 1955. In 2010, ADA funded more than $34 million in research at 125 leading research institutions throughout the country. An impressive 75% of every dollar spent supports research, advocacy, and services for people affected by diabetes. In 2011, more than 55,000 cyclists in 80 events raised more than $18 million

The ADA says about 26 million adults and children are living with diabetes, 50,000 just in North Dakota. The disease kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

There's still time to get involved in tomorrows bike ride and help support the effort. Registration is open on-line at www.diabetes.org/tournorthdakota or same day registration at the Family Wellness Center Saturday morning.


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