Third Annual Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure Set To Raise $315,000 for Diabetes Research; Kickoff Event Scheduled for March 5

CB-Kickoff-InviteThird Annual Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure Set To Raise $315,000 for Diabetes Research; Kickoff Event Scheduled for March 5

The American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area, will host a kickoff event on March 5 for third annual Chesapeake Bay Tour De Cure, a bicycling event that will raise funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.

The kickoff event will be held at the Talbot Country Club in Easton, at 5:30 pm March 5, 2014.

Community members are encouraged to attend this free event to learn more the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure and the American Diabetes Association’s work on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Media are invited to meet with Tour de Cure Youth Ambassadors (local youth living with Type 1 diabetes), Team Captains and Staff.

Guests should RSVP to Julie Frieman at, or 410-265-0075 x4677, or Haley Levin at, or 410-265-0075 x4671.

WHAT: Kickoff event for Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure, a bicycling event across Maryland’s Eastern Shore to raise funds for diabetes research. More than 1,000 riders are expected to participate in the event in May.

WHEN: March 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

WHERE: Talbot Country Club, Easton

WHY: Diabetes is an epidemic nationally and in Maryland, where the prevalence of diabetes exceeds the national average. 7.5 percent of white Marylanders and 12.4 percent of black Marylanders have diabetes. Diabetes is the second-costliest chronic disease in Maryland, costing more than $4 billion a year.

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, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit