Receive Top Recognition for your Extra Efforts!
There are so many reasons to participate in a Tour de Cure event and so many different stories of inspiration. We want to recognize those that go above and beyond for the American Diabetes Association and there are different ways that you can stand out from the crowd
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 to Stop Diabetes logo.
Riders with Diabetes
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are a Red Rider 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 Rider we want you to know that you are not alone. There are hundreds of riders who may share a similar story and hundreds more to support you, being a Red 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 riders on the day of the event to yell, “GO RED RIDER!” all day as encouragement to our heroes.
Red Riders also receive special recognition gifts on the day of the Tour such as a Red Rider Jersey (event fundraising minimum must be met to receive the jersey) and access for you and your family to the Red Rider tent.
Jerseys and Custom Tour Gear
If you raise $500 or more for the Tour de Cure; you qualify to receive the commemorative Tour de Cure jersey and the more you raise the more items you could receive to complete your full Tour de Cure cycling kit (shorts, socks, jacket, etc.).
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 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.