The 2014 Buffalo Tour de Cure has announced a fundraising goal of $415,000 for its signature cycling event. The ride, scheduled for June 7 this year, raises money to support the American Diabetes Association.
Each participant, riding either individually or within a team, is asked to raise a minimum of $200.
“A large amount of the money raised by the Buffalo Tour de Cure stays in Western New York and helps more than 140,000 people affected by the disease right here in our community,” said Mark Eagan, Tour de Cure manager for the American Diabetes Foundation.
The race helps the foundation host 6,500 children at diabetes summer camps; guide more than 175,000 newly diagnosed people through living with diabetes; trains more than 2,200 school staffers to assist children with diabetes; helps 1,400 individuals facing discrimination challenges; and supports 18,000 researchers and clinicians seeking the latest discoveries and breakthroughs.
This year’s ride will start and finish at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn. To register or for more information, click here.
- Scott Scanlon