EACPHS Tour de Cure team raising money for diabetes research

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Zhengping Yi invites the EACPHS community to join the Wayne Care team in the Tour de Cure Michigan, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 30, at Comerica Park in Detroit. Participants may take part in a 2.4 mile walk or a bike ride of 10, 30 or 60 miles. 

Tour de Cure is the signature fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association, which provides community-based education programs, protects the rights of people with diabetes and funds critical research for a cure.

To join the Wayne Care team and participate in the event at Comerica Park: 

  1. Visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/WayneCare
  2. Click Join Our Team button at the top
  3. Login in with past user name and password or sign up as a new registrant
  4. Participant Options: Enter discount code WALKMICHIGAN (all upper case) to have the registration fee waived
  5. Fill out your information

If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact Kiel Porter at 248-433-3830, ext. 6693, or kporter@diabetes.org.

To join the Wayne Care team as a virtual walker and participate from anywhere in the world: 

  1. Visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/WayneCare
  2. Click Join Our Team button
  3. Register with user name or sign up as a new registrant
  4. Select Virtual Walker
  5. Fill in information

Diabetes affects 30 million children and adults in the United States (about 10% of the population and rising), with about 1 million in Michigan. It is the most common endocrine disorder and the leading cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations and new cases of blindness among adults. 

Those who aren't able to participate are invited to donate through the Wayne Care team website.

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