From time to time, my husband and I participate in charity cycling events that benefit organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Police Athletic League.
Tour de Cure rides, which take place throughout the United States, benefit the American Diabetes Association.The Pembroke Pines ride, which takes place on March 7, is the closest to where I live. The Pembroke Pines ride has 10, 35, 62 and 100 mile options.Florida Tour de Cure Rides
- Orlando - February 28
- Pembroke Pines - March 7
- Ft. DeSoto - March 7
- Pensacola - April 10
- Jacksonville - May 22-23
Participants in the Tour de Cure are asked to raise a minimum of $150 for the American Diabetes Association. Participants can register online and are given a personal page on the ADA website, to help them reach their fundraising goals.
According to the ADA website: "All registered participants raising the minimum fund-raising amount for
their event will receive a commemorative 2009 Tour de Cure T-shirt.
Reach higher fund-raising levels and you'll earn your choice of thank
Our thank you gift program includes name brand cycling gear, popular electronic items and more in addition to our one-of-a-kind Tour de Cure jerseys and cycling jackets."
- Katie Hawken
- Manager, Southeast Florida Tour de Cure
- Email: [email protected]
- Tel: 305.477.8999 ext. 3117
- For more information, call: 1-888-DIABETES or Contact Us
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva