The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced support from CVS Health as signature sponsor for its Tour de Cure: Upstate New York. The annual cycling event unites the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany regions in raising much needed funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy.
“Each year, Tour de Cure invites families, friends, and community members to join in our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease,” said Jeff Collins, executive director. “We’re incredibly grateful for the role our corporate partners such as CVS Health play in this valued community engagement and fundraising.”
CVS Health’s Tour de Cure sponsorship comes as part of a national partnership announced last fall. The company has committed $10 million over three years to support families in helping to prevent and manage diabetes, as well as fund research on the devastating health disparities that fuel the diabetes epidemic.
“Through our partnership with the American Diabetes Association, we’ll help increase access to health care for high risk and vulnerable populations and provide them with the educational resources they need to stay healthy,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy for CVS Health, and president of the CVS Health Foundation. “As part of this effort, we’re excited to sponsor the Upstate New York Tour de Cure and further our support for the 37 million Americans living with diabetes.”
The 2022 ADA Upstate New York Tour de Cure returns as an in-person event this year on Saturday, June 11, at Xerox Campus in Webster.