Community Partner: American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. On April 14, riders, runners and walkers of all levels are invited to be part of the movement to fight diabetes by taking part in the Tour de Cure: San Diego, a fitness and community event happening at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Tour de Cure raises vital funds that support the Association’s strategic priorities: drive discovery, raise voice and support people.

We drive discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures. This includes Stephanie Stanford, PhD, who was awarded the prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes Initiator Award to examine links between viral infections, genetics and type 1 diabetes at the University of California, San Diego.

We raise voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and work to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes.

In addition, we support people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For 29 years, the Association has held Camp Wana Kura in Santee – a day camp for children living with type 1 diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. In 2017, the Association hosted its first Camp PowerUp in San Bernardino, blending fun activities and wellness education to help children at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes learn valuable skills they need to live a full and healthy life.

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Tour de Cure brings together a community invested in stemming the diabetes epidemic and funding research to find a cure.

Name: Amy Kennedy
Title: Director, Development
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Contact Information: or 619-243-9897