Cyclists and walkers will come together on the campus of Novo Nordisk on Sunday, June 26.

The American Diabetes Association is inviting walkers and riders of all levels to join their celebration of 25 years of their successful signature events: Tour de Cure and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Both events will be featured on June 26 at the Novo Nordisk campus in Plainsboro to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.

Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family, and friends are helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes. Cyclists from around the region will gather at one of four routes while walkers will enjoy a one or three mile course around the scenic Novo Nordisk campus. The Tour de Cure cycling routes are designed for riders of all levels, from a 10-mile family ride to the 100-mile century ride. All routes include rest stops and support vehicle assistance.

“The Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk is more than just an endurance event. It’s a celebration of hope and a chance to raise critical funds to help the Association continue the work it has been doing for more than 75 years. Every mile you ride or walk and every dollar you raise brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects so many in our own community,” said Taran Connelly, area executive director for the New Jersey market of the Association. “With diabetes continuing to grow at epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been greater,” she added.

The Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk raises funds through pledges collected by the participants. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/princeton.

The Princeton Tour de Cure and Step Out Walk is presented by Novo Nordisk and sponsored locally by Sanofi, Lilly, Ericsson, Merck, Crowne Plaza-Princeton, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Zinna’s Bistro, NJBIZ, and News-12 New Jersey.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 41,000 people in 75 countries and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Visit novonordisk.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube.

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