Connect First to Participate in the 2013 Tour de Cure

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The “Connect First Free Wheelers,” Connect First’s cycling team, will participate in the Tour de Cure, a charitable event to help cure diabetes.

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For many of us this event is personal, because we have friends and family with diabetes, and want to do something about it

Connect First will be heavily involved in the 2013 Tour de Cure. Several Connect First employees will participate in the event. Connect First’s cycling team, the Free Wheelers, are committed to raising money to help in the battle against diabetes. “We are committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event,” said Amanda Riu, Connect First CTO. “For many of us this event is personal, because we have friends and family with diabetes, and want to do something about.”

The Tour de Cure has raised more than $26 million dollars in 2013 to help find a cure for diabetes and help improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Over 65,000 riders and one million volunteers have offered their time and resources to make this event possible. “We’re so happy to take part in such a great cause,” said Geoff Mina, Connect First CEO. “The Tour de Cure is an amazing organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”

The Tour will take place Saturday, Aug. 17 in Longmont, Colo. For more information on the Tour de Cure, please visit their website at

About the Tour de Cure: The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on! Each Tour de Cure event has its own character and style—from unique starting points to gorgeous scenery and more! Choose your state and read more about your local Tour. No matter where you ride you'll enjoy a fun day on your bike for a great cause.

About Connect First: Connect First is an award-winning SaaS telecommunications and cloud contact center software provider that focuses on customer satisfaction and elegant hosted solutions. Connect First offers a robust platform, designed and supported by a team of highly experienced engineers, designers and business analysts, and backed with personalized in-house customer care. Solutions include Cloud Routing, Inbound ACD, Outbound Dialing, Call Tracking, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Voice Broadcast, Disaster Recovery, Predictive Dialer, Real-Time Telemetry, CDR Reporting, Live Agent Chat and more. Through a consultative approach with each customer interaction, Connect First builds customized solutions to meet the needs of a discerning customer base. Visit for more information or a free consultation with a contact center solutions expert.

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