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Minnesota Area American Diabetes Association Newsletter - Summer 2016

Twin Cities Tour de Cure


The annual bicycling event took place on Saturday, June 4th at Minnehaha Falls. So far, the event has raised more than $900,000 for diabetes research, camps for kids with diabetes and other programs of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

A total of 164 participants qualified as a Champion to STOP Diabetes by raising at least $1,000. They collected a combined $324,072, meaning 11 percent of riders generated 36 percent of all donations. In addition, presenting sponsor UnitedHealth Group and other local business contributed $130,000 in cash sponsorship. 

Consider making a donation today
to help the Twin Cities Tour de Cure reach it’s $1,000,000 goal to Stop Diabetes.

Tour Photo for Newsletter

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Register Today

Please join the American Diabetes Association on Saturday, September 24th for the Twin Cities Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes at the General Mills WHQ. Set your own goals and walk or run either one mile or a 5K through the campus trails. Kids can participate in a Kid’s Diabetes Dash. Enjoy a morning of exercise, food and fun for the entire family! Money raised will support diabetes research, education, and advocacy. Together we can stop diabetes. One step at a time. For more information or to register visit It starts with you!

Can't attend the Twin Cities event? Join us for the Stillwater Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, October 1st at Pioneer Park. To learn more or register, visit:
Fall Walks

Become an Advocate

Together we can transform the lives of all people with diabetes by working to find a cure, improving access to health care and protecting the rights of people with diabetes. You can help at the federal, state, and local levels by signing up to become an advoacte here:

We also have an opportunity to learn how to be an empowered Diabetes Advocate at our upcoming Advocacy Workshop. Join us on Thursday, July 21 at Poor Richards in Bloomington. The workshop will cover:

•    Legislation that makes a difference in the lives of people with diabetes
•    How to get federal and state laws passed
•    Having successful meetings with elected officials
•    Resources available to you

There is no charge to attend this event and free refreshments will be provided. Register for the advocacy workshop on July 21st here.
Town Hall

Minneapolis Diabetes EXPO
 Please join us for the American Diabetes Association EXPO on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The EXPO is free to attend and will include more than 70 exhibitors with the latest products, resources and information on diabetes.

This exciting and free event will include: exhibitors showcasing how-to product demonstrations, free products, food samples, latest products, and services, medical professionals to answer questions in the Ask the Expert area, knowledgeable speakers will presenting information on diabetes topics, free health screenings, and much more.

For more information on the event visit the Diabetes EXPO website at
MN Diabetes EXPO

Thank You to our Annual Support Sponsors

Annual Support Sponsors for Newsletter


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