Tour de Cure Lake Nona Smashes RecordsMonday, April 01st 2019
Tour de Cure Lake Nona 2019 was a record-breaking success. Organizers set out with a goal to raise $1 million to help the American Diabetes Association (ADA) further its mission, to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people living with diabetes.
“This was the tenth year we held the Tour de Cure at Lake Nona,” said Cesar Cesareo, director of development for the American Diabetes Association. “The event has grown exponentially, from raising $267,000 to over $1.16 million, making us the number one event for the ADA nationwide.”
A total of 130 teams, 2,203 participants and an army of volunteers and spectators of all ages enjoyed cycling, running, walking and cheering from the start/finish line at Lake Nona Town Center. The success of Tour de Cure Lake Nona 2019 is a reflection of our community of collaboration coming together for an important cause.
“This milestone would not have been accomplished without the support of the Lake Nona community,” said Cesareo. “The amazing residents of Lake Nona have embraced wellness and health in supporting local charity activities.”
“The residents contributed significantly to the event which was led by Nona Cycle, a cycling club formed by Spencer Phelps and Paul Pikel,” said Cesareo. “This year Nona Cycle raised over $46,000 with more than 100 team members and became our top family and friends team in the history of our event.”
Revenue generated by Tour de Cure Lake Nona helps to fund much needed research as well as important advocacy efforts- such as the fight to lower the cost of insulin.