---- — DERRY — The American Diabetes Association is coming through Derry this weekend.
On Sunday, May 19, close to 1,000 cyclists will be taking part in the 2013 North Shore Tour de Cure.
Joining thousands of others across the country, these riders are helping to raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.
Be on the lookout for riders through Derry and cheer them on as they pass by. Starting and ending at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, there are four different route options — 15-mile, 31-mile, 62-mile and a 100-mile Gran Fondo.
The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association at (617) 482-4580, Ext. 3487 or visit diabetes.org/nsmedia.
After May 16, cyclists can register at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 19.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.