A big thank you and congratulations go out to more than 1,000 riders and volunteers at this year’s American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. I was honored to emcee the event. It is one of my favorite fund-raisers each year. The early-morning drive to Suffolk is so peaceful. Approaching the sprawling campus of King’s Fork High School, I’m always so impressed by the cyclists and volunteers who arrive even earlier than I do.
This year more than 900 riders registered for Tour and 88 Tour Teams joined forces to ride together. And the event appeals to cyclists of all levels. You can take on the 100 mile or 65 mile course. Or you can take a more leisurley ride on the 35 or 10 mile course. The final fund-raising numbers for 2015 total an impressive $350,000.
Tour could not take place without the generous support of our sponsors. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Bon Secours In Motion. And many thanks to our other top sponsors WAVY TV and Fox 43, Dollartree, Beach Ford, Tecnico, Planters/Birdsong Peanuts, Liberty Tax and Max Media.