Diabetes Tour DeCure on South Side raises money for Diabetes Association
September 18, 2018
Pittsburgh's South Shore riverfront was the premier venue for the American Diabetes Tour DeCure Ride/Walk/Run event on Saturday, Sept. 15.
This charity fundraiser occurred simultaneously across the nation, which was the first to combine a 63/12/5 mile Bicycle Ride with a 5k Walk/Run. More than 600 registrants participated in the South Side event, raising more than $350,000 to help improve the lives of families and friends battling the disease of diabetes.
The day's events included breakfast, lunch, and a UPMC Wellness Village with 18 vendors providing information and education on managing and preventing diabetes and its many complications.
The New York Life Foundation granted $10,000 to the American Diabetes Association Camp Courage to help children with Type 1 Diabetes. Team New York Life and Friends, 47 strong, raised an additional $4,500 toward the cause.
Contributions to the American Diabetes Association are still being accepted; contact Anna Marie Kijanka at 412-334-1014 or firstname.lastname@example.org to donate.
"Every dollar raised in our area is equal to a value of four dollars, since much of the research for the cure is performed locally at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh," Ms. Kijanka said.