HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The American Diabetes Association is gearing up for its annual Tour de Cure. Cindy Green is a nurse who is biking the route. She is sharing her story as a person who had diabetes but was able to get off the medication by losing weight and exercising. She's a Red Rider (a Tour de Cure rider with prediabetes/diabetes) and rides just about every Saturday with her fellow Red Riders in addition to her weekly physical activity regimen at home or at the gym. Her involvement with the Tour de Cure and the Red Riders has motivated her take charge of her health, and lead by example.
Colby Kisaba with the ADA applauds Cindy's efforts and is using her as a perfect example of what the American Diabetes Association is trying hard to achieve; preventing diabetes.
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Where: Kapiolani Community College
Ride: 10, 25, or 50 miles
Run: 5k or 10k (new addition to event)
Registration is $25 with fundraising minimums ($200 for riders, $100 for runners)
Go to www.diabetes.org/tourdecurehawaii to register or to donate.
Funds raised in Hawaii goes back to the local chapter to be able to provide programs and services to support the nearly 600,000 people in our state affected by prediabetes or diabetes.