The Tour de Cure, an event for bikers, runners and walkers of all levels, raises funds to right the disease. It will be held at AmberGlen Park in Hillsboro.
According to the association, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds. Nearly half of all adults either have diabetes or prediabetes, which puts them at a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes can face serious complications, including kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and lower-limb amputations.
Tour de Cure features a traditional cycling ride, a 5k run and a 5k walk. At the event, men, women, and children of all ages from around the region form teams and gather at one of six routes to ride, run or walk the route. Participants who have diabetes get VIP treatment as Red Riders and Red Striders.
“Every mile covered and every dollar raised brings us that much more support in fighting this disease that affects 435,000 people in our community,” Alison Bruun, the association’s regional executive director, said in a statement.