El Clasificado and the American Diabetes Association Continue to Fight Against the Disease
Fighting against diabetes has been part of the El Clasificado’s agenda for years. In 2016 more than $20,000 was raised among all the offices of the largest weekly publication company in the United States, and this year, El Clasificado has once again joined efforts with the American Diabetes Association and the “Tour De Cure” to reach millions of dollars by participating in a cycling route through the Santa Fe Recreational Dam.
This year, El Clasificado had a team of 50 employees riding their bicycles to raise awareness about a disease that affects more than two million of Latinos in the United States and 26 million people nationwide. “We are proud to see the commitment of our participants to raise funds for the fight against diabetes,” said Julian Dillon, manager of the Tour de Cure – an event that every year encourages cyclists to give their best on its different routes in Los Angeles. “In this endeavor, El Clasificado has excelled every year, achieving fundraising records and registering a large number of employees for the race, a constant example of improvement and dedication.”
This year Joe Badame, co-founder of El Clasificado and avid cyclist, was Team Captain again. “Being part of the Tour de Cure is already a tradition in our company and an effort that matches the philosophy that prevails since we founded our business, to give back to the community and fight for worthwhile causes, and this is one of them” said Badame.
This is an event organized in different parts of the country that not only raises funds for the fight against diabetes, but also creates awareness among 79 million people at risk of contracting this chronic disease. Each year the result is usually a combination of emotions and efforts of the participants, who can choose between traveling a few miles or a 100 miles, depending on their level of preparation.
Participants also received water and food to recover their energy at various points of supply. Sports and health for a good cause on a Sunday.