2016 was a great year for the Northrop Grumman Team in San Diego. On our fifth consecutive year as a sponsored team for Tour de Cure in San Diego, Northrop Grumman was ranked as the #1 TOP TEAM, after a close run with other company and family teams. We raised over 32 thousand dollars for the American Diabetes Association, an organization dedicated to treating and ultimately curing this horrible disease which affects so many of us and our loved ones.
As the top team, we were first team to roll out for all of the routes, only delayed by the repeated congratulations over the loud speakers. Our site VP was there to watch us and many executives, including our CEO, supported us with donations. As we rolled out of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, I felt a sense of accomplishment even though the ride was just starting. Many more congratulations and special perks were to come after we finished, with a great party held at the Fairgrounds after we all finished. What a day!
Our challenge is to make 2017 even better! Anyone is welcome to join our team, employees, family members, and friends. Each participant is required to raise $200 to be able to ride in the event, which only requires a few e-mails to your friends and co-workers. You will be surprised at how much support there is to treat and cure all types of diabetes, a sadly common and difficult disease to manage. Our team is supporting the American Diabetes Association because we want to make a difference. We want to lead. We want to inspire. We want to empower!
We are teaming up now to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. We are committed to participate together and raise money through this inspirational event not just because nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because we personally know some of them, and want to do something about it.
If you can't join us, support us!
By making a donation or joining our team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
As a team, united in our vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens; we are asking for your support. Please make a donation to one of our team members or join us by registering on our team. When we bring together dedicated team members and kind donors, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us could do alone.
We are determined to reach our team goal, one person at a time. So let's get in gear and make a difference together!
Team Captain and Red Rider