Hello HRconnect team,
I would like to invite you to join me in making an impact for people living with diabetes. If you’re looking for a fun fitness challenge before the holidays approach us, consider signing up for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Tour de Cure!
You can sign up to ride, run or walk or consider sponsoring a participant.
What is the Tour de Cure?
Tour de Cure is traditionally a bike, walk, or run race held in Wine Country/Sonoma County. This year, due to COVID-19, the race is going to be virtual—meaning you can participate anywhere in the world! I’ve set up a KP Thrive team for the HRconnect team, others at KP and even friends and family.
When is the event?
Sunday, October 18th. You decide on the start and end time!
How to participate in Tour de Cure?
1) Choose your activity: Bike, run, or walk (or sponsor)
a. There are no fundraising minimums or requirements and no registration fees with this virtual format
2) Select a distance: 1 mi., 5k, 10k, half/full marathon, or 10, 20, 30 mile bike ride—you decide!
3) Register and sign up on the KP Thrive team page: http://main.diabetes.org/goto/kaiserpermanente
4) Get engaged: I’ll reach out from time to time with some countdowns, training reminders, and ways to stay engaged on race day. The event is integrated with Strava in case people want to track their progress.
Why the ADA?
I became interested in the ADA because of my family history of diabetes and my personal journey in reversing pre-diabetes through physical activity, proper nutrition, and stress management. But my journey doesn’t end there—I want to continue to help others do the same. At KP, we believe that managing total health is a key to improving the health of our members and the communities we serve. ADA’s mission of preventing and curing diabetes to improve lives and increase quality of life and health-span is well aligned with KP’s mission.
• Over 34M people in the US are living with diabetes (10.5% of the population). Another 7.3M people have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed.
• 88M people have pre-diabetes and 90% of them don’t even know it.
• Diabetes can affect many parts of the body and is associated with serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation, among other conditions