This will be the second year that I am participating in Tour de Cure, a cycling event to raise money for the American Diabetes Association and awareness about diabetes. This year I am co-captain of Team Red Alabama. Part of the event and the commitment to the event is raise funds beforehand. This is accomplished in a variety of ways but one is by hosting other events leading up to Tour de Cure on May 12.
Over the next two weeks there are actually several fundraisers and events to raise awareness about diabetes.
On Saturday, March 31 there will be a Spin-a-thon at the University Rec Center on the campus of the University of Alabama. This event will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a different spin instructor each hour. You don’t have to be experienced with spin to participate. As one of the instructors says, the room is dark so no one knows how fast or slow you are going. You can pedal at your own speed and there are cushions to put on the seats if you want. The donation for each hour is $20.00 and you can ride for one hour or more. There are only 20 bikes available each hour though so you need to sign up for your bike. I really hope to see the Spin Studio filled each hour.
This Friday and Saturday, Mike Bissell is running 100 miles on a treadmill at The Athlete’s Foot in Midtown Village to raise money to send children with diabetes to camp. The goal for that event is $10,000.00.
The morning of March 31 Alpha Gamma Delta is sponsoring a “Run for Diabetes” 5K. The race begins at 8 a.m. (Registration at 7) ; at Alpha Gamma Delta; Run or Walk the 5k race, registration is $20 before and $25 day of. This event raises money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation which supports Juvenile Diabetes. You can run in the morning and spin in the afternoon. Both events on the 31st are approved for Panhellenic points.