Cycling to fight diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is working hard to fight back against diabetes. Nearly 30 million people in the United States have diabetes and the CDC predicts that one in three children born in 2000 will develop diabetes. Those numbers feel overwhelming, but a determined group of Slalom Seattle cyclists are helping to fight back. Ranging from recreational cyclists to die-hard triathletes, our team of 68 employees, clients, friends, and family rode in 10-, 20-, 45-, 70-, and 100-mile routes for the American Diabetes Association's Seattle Tour de Cure. And they didn’t stop there: 30 members of the Slalom family volunteered to organize and staff the annual event.
“The success of the Tour de Cure is largely dependent on the support and engagement of corporate teams and sponsors. Through team fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteerism, Slalom exemplifies this support which impacts our mission and advances our goal for continuous improvement.”
All those miles, preparation, and training have paid off. Team Slalom topped the corporate team list by raising more than $42,000 in 2016. With Slalom’s help, the American Diabetes Association raised more than $435,000 that will support diabetes research, education, and advocacy programs. “I am always motivated by the efforts of the Slalom team for the Tour de Cure,” says Justin Jarrett, Slalom Seattle consultant and top fundraiser for the Slalom team. “Each year we have rockstars who ride farther than they ever expected or raise more money than they had planned. I truly appreciate everyone’s hard work to make Tour de Cure such a great event in our community.”
“Each year we have rockstars who ride farther than they ever expected or raise more money than they had planned.”