Today, July 9, at 10am PDT, we began a 10-day eBay auction of a Cannondale Pro Cycling jersey by Sugoi signed by Peter Sagan—all of the proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity fighting against diabetes and its deadly consequences. With nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States diagnosed with diabetes and 79 million Americans considered to have prediabetes, the mission of the American Diabetes Association is urgent. Everything the charity does addresses the mission: “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”
To do so, the American Diabetes Association funds innovative research to combat and manage diabetes at 125 of the country’s leading research institutions, provides the public and health care professionals with up-to-date information on diabetes, fights to increase federal funding for diabetes research and programs, improve comprehensive insurance coverage and to end discrimination against people with diabetes, and puts on events such as the Tour de Cure, a fundraising cycling event in 44 states across the country designed to inform, empower individuals living with diabetes, as well as friends and family, and raise funds to support the overall mission of the American Diabetes Association.
“The American Diabetes Association is excited to be working with BicyclingHub.com, a long time supporter of Tour de Cure, on this auction,” said Kris Bockmier. “The money raised will us fulfill our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabates, through diabetes, research, advocacy and education.”
We managed to raise over $1,500 for the Davis Phinney Foundation in an auction last month, and we are excited at the opportunity to raise money for another great organization.