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Dan-Gulf Team to compete in Tour de Cure 2013

Released: March 4, 2013

 The Dan-Gulf Biking Team will join hundreds of other cyclists from around the region to participate in Tour de Cure, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles cycle event to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  The ride will take place on April 20, 2013 from Mandeville, Louisiana.  Our reason however, is far more important than the personal challenge of completing this ride.  As participants in the ride we share the common goal of raising money to support the American Diabetes Association in its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes.


We have the privilege of dedicating this ride to Elizabeth Netherland, our office manager.  Liz was diagnosed with diabetes 21 years ago and has endured a number of serious complications including kidney failure requiring dialysis 3 times per week while waiting for a double transplant (kidney and pancreas)


In spite of all these complications, Liz?ǨѢs attitude is positive and her outlook on life is bright. We are grateful for the many research advances that have helped her and many others to live productive lives.  We now fully understand the powerful impact of contributions made by companies, foundations, and individuals such as yourself.


We ask that you consider helping us raise the support needed for us to complete this ride.  More importantly, though, we ask you to consider Liz and the 23.5 million other people in this country who suffer with this disease- including more than 57 million with pre diabetes.

  Your financial support will ensure that the many programs, education, and research done by the American Diabetes Association will continue.


If you are interested in signing up for the ride, please register on-line at diabetes.org/biketourlouisiana, and join the Dan-Gulf team!


If you need any additional information or if you would like to pledge your support, please contact us at dgs@dan-gulf.com/phone 504.830.3900 or you may send your contribution to The American Diabetes Association C/O Dan-Gulf Shipping, Inc., 3117 7TH Street, Suite 300 Metairie, LA 70002 (checks payable to The American Diabetes Association). Donations can also be made on-line at www.diabetes.org/tour. Your contribution is tax deductible.  Please feel free to call us at (504) 830-3900 if you have any questions.


Thank you in advance for your help.


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