Tour de Cure

Champions to Stop Diabetes

There is an elite group of fundraisers who participate in Tour de Cure and we recognize them as Champions to Stop Diabetes. If you raise $1,000 or more you instantly become a Champion to Stop Diabetes.  Champions are committed to doing everything they can to Stop Diabetes and are truly the backbone of our fundraising efforts.

When you set a goal to become a Champion, Association staff will not only do everything they can to help you achieve your goal, but they'll recognize and encourage you along the way!

Champions also receive additional perks such as special invitations to elite events, access to Champions perks on the day of the Tour and special custom Tour gear imprinted with the Champions logo.  

Riders, Walkers and Runners with Diabetes

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are a Red Rider (cyclist) or Red Strider (Walker/Runner) and we want to recognize you as the hero of our event!  It takes courage to live every day with this difficult disease and we want to celebrate you for thriving with diabetes and signing up to make a difference.

As a Red Strider/Rider we want you to know that you are not alone.  There are hundreds of participants who may share a similar story and hundreds more to support you, being a Red Strider/Rider can help you whether you are ready to go for your first mile or you millionth in your fight to live a healthier life.  We encourage all participants on the day of the event to yell, "GO RED RIDER!" or GO RED STRIDER!" all day as encouragement to our heroes. 

Red Riders and Red Striders also receive special recognition gifts on the day of the Tour (event fundraising minimum must be met) and access for you and your family to the Red Rider tent.

Custom Tour Gear

If you raise $500 or more for the Tour de Cure; you qualify to receive commemorative American Diabetes Association apparel such as a Tour jersey or a Rhapsody Hoodie.

Like wearing Tour de Cure custom logo imprinted gear?  We have perks for our Team Captains each year and for those that hit specific fundraising or team membership marks early!  Reach out to your Local ADA Contact or check your local Tour de Cure website for more information on what you could receive as recognition for hitting your fundraising goals. 


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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association ®, now with virtual engagement designed for anyone and everyone to participate. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form virtual teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

Credit Card Verification Code

The Verification Code is imprinted on credit cards to help merchants verify transactions when the actual card is not present, such as Internet purchases or donations. The merchant uses this number as part of the authorization process with the card issuer.

Please use the images below to locate the verification code for your card type.

Visa, Master Card, and Discover

Visa, Master Card, and Discover Verification Code

The verification code for Visa, Master Card, and Discover is a 3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after the account number or last 4-digits of your account number, in the signature panel.

American Express Verification Code

American Express

The American Express verification code is a 4-digit number printed on the front of your card. It appears above and to the right of the embossed account number.


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