American Diabetes Association Announces 2007 Buffalo, New York, Tour de Cure Sponsors

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Local sponsors include: Erie and Niagara Insurance Association; Gillogly Chevrolet; Gold's Gym (Williamsville and Lancaster stores); Greatbatch, Inc.; Gypsum Services; Lake Shore Savings Bank; Manning, Squires, Hennig Co. Inc.; Mount St. Mary's Hospital; Novo Nordisk; Panera Bread; and Seal and Design. In kind local sponsors are: Bison Foods; Coca-Cola; Desiderio's; Exubrio Group LLC; Full Circle Studios; Integrity Distribution; Kozy Shack; The Olive Garden; Panera Bread; Sahlen's; Sbarro; Starbuck's; Subway; and Perry's Ice Cream.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) announces its sponsors for the 2007 Tour de Cure, its annual cycling event, to be held on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Niagara County Community College.

National sponsors include: Gold's Gym and Walgreen's.

Local sponsors include: Erie and Niagara Insurance Association; Gillogly Chevrolet; Gold's Gym (Williamsville and Lancaster stores); Greatbatch, Inc.; Gypsum Services; Lake Shore Savings Bank; Manning, Squires, Hennig Co. Inc.; Mount St. Mary's Hospital; Novo Nordisk; Panera Bread; and Seal and Design.

In kind local sponsors are: Bison Foods; Coca-Cola; Desiderio's; Exubrio Group LLC; Full Circle Studio; Integrity Distribution; Kozy Shack; The Olive Garden; Panera Bread; Sahlen's; Sbarro; Starbuck's; Subway; and Perry's Ice Cream.

"It is because of the generosity of our sponsors that we are able to have such a successful event," said Rebecca Donoghue, associate manager of the Tour de Cure Western New York. "We thank them for their continued commitment to our mission, to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the United States. Over 20 million Americans have diabetes, however one-third are un-diagnosed. Over 750,000 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes this year and 150,000 will die as a result of the disease. Complications from diabetes include kidney disease, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and amputations. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "pre-diabetes" -- blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. At least 41 million people in the United States (21.1% of the population), ages 40 to 74, have pre-diabetes.

To become a Tour de Cure sponsor, or to register as a single rider or with a team, visit http://www.buffalotourdecure.org or call (716) 835-0274, ext. 3705.

This release has been posted on PRWeb pro bono by eXubrio Group LLC - http://www.exubrio.com/group - in support of the American Diabetes Association.

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