WHAT IS TOUR DE CURE®?
Tour de Cure is a year-round engagement and fundraising campaign that promotes healthy living and the mission of the American Diabetes Association®. With strong support from the business community including sponsorship and corporate teams, Tour de Cure events across the country raise funds for research, advocacy, programs and education.
Although we can't meet in person this year, Tour de Cure participants can choose to virtually ride, run, or walk at home or in their neighborhood to help support the ADA's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.You can register as a Team Captain or participate on your own. If you are living with diabetes, please register as Virtual Living Red so your community of supporters can rally behind you virtually on event day and beyond! We are Connected for Life!
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUR DE CURE?
Your participation and fundraising efforts support a path to a future free from the burdens of diabetes. Your engagement is recognized at certain fundraising milestones to congratulate your commitment to the mission. Learn more about our recognition gifts.
You will help the ADA grow its virtual army of supporters by recruiting friends, family and co-workers to ride, run, or walk with you social distancing apart, of course. We may be separated, but we are together in the fight against diabetes.
Virtual event day will be an interactive social experience to show our support for the participants with diabetes, share your virtual activity, celebrate fundraising accomplishments, and promote awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED FROM TOUR DE CURE GO?
"For nearly 80 years, the ADA has served as a leading authority on diabetes. In the past year, we've had some notable achievements, including scientific advances and quite a few firsts. We've helped people impacted by natural disasters, access to affordable medication, and supported unparalleled research projects at leading U.S. institutions. As we reflect on our progress, we continue our momentum—from testifying before Congress on the rising cost of insulin and working toward a solution to reduce costs, to partnering with the American Heart Association to help raise awareness of diabetes and its effect on heart disease the ADA is constantly looking at new ways to make an impact and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."
Tracey B. Brown, Person with Diabetes
American Diabetes Association
HOW DO PARTICIPANTS EARN AN EVENT SHIRT?
If you reach $100, you will earn an exclusive Tour event shirt. Kids under 12 will receive a shirt when they reach $50. There are additional recognition gifts available, so set your goal high!
This Fundraising Toolkit has tips and tricks to boost your fundraising, including the newest fundraising feature, Facebook Fundraiser!
HOW MANY PEOPLE FORM A TEAM?
The more, the merrier! The most successful teams include five or more individuals. Now that we are a virtual event, you can invite friends and family from all over the country and world to join you! There is no limit as to how large a team can be. Each team member can choose their virtual activity, too.
CAN MY COMPANY TEAM INCLUDE MORE THAN EMPLOYEES?
Yes! Successful company teams enroll not only employees but family, friends, associates, clients, vendors, etc. Now that the Tour de Cure is virtual, you can invite people from the entire country to join you. Does your company offer matching gifts? They are a quick and easy way to reach individual fundraising requirements.
This Team Captain Guide has information for you, including team recruitment strategies and fundraising tips.
I AM A TEAM CAPTAIN. HOW CAN I SEE WHO IS ON MY TEAM?
Log in to your Tour de Cure Participant Center using your username and password. Click on "Team Progress"; this will allow you to view your team roster and the amounts raised by each team member. As a Team Captain, you will be automatically set-up to receive notifications when any person joins your team via email.
FUNDRAISING MADE EASY
HOW DO I FUNDRAISE FOR THE TOUR DE CURE?
Once you are registered, you will be given access to a Participant Center, which will be your personal fundraising hub. You can update your personal fundraising page with a photo and personal story, send email messages, create a Facebook Fundraiser and more. We are here to help you reach your fundraising goals!
Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for tips and tricks to meet your fundraising commitment.
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
Information security is our priority. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server, so your data is securely stored.
HOW IS MY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION HANDLED?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send your credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial for the credit card donation.