Centric Consulting took the lead at the 2016 Kentucky Tour de Cure, earning the rank of top corporate fundraising team with $6,300 in donations. Thanks to the generous contribution in making the cycling fundraiser a success, the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) presented the team with a special recognition award.

Centric Cincinnati and Louisville employees, friends, family, clients, and partners gathered Saturday, June 11 in Louisville, KY  for the cycling event, which raises money to benefit the ADA with a mission of curing the disease.

“Our team members are committed to giving back to the community and raising money to help fight diabetes,” said Centric Louisville Practice Lead Dion Dunn, who also serves as a local ADA Chapter Board Member and Ride Chairman. “Plus, a bunch of us just like to ride bikes in the beautiful Kentucky countryside!”

Cyclists included: Dion Dunn, Byron Walters, Matt Haunz, Rob Urbanski, Hitanshu Pande, John Zink, Christy Burns, Kerry Cecil, and John Quinn. Team members chose various routes, including 20, 40, and 60-mile options.

In true Centric fashion, the event’s success was a team effort. Those who chose not to ride helped out by setting up and tearing down the event, cheering cyclists along the route and staffing rest stop to pass out water and snacks.

“It was the hottest day of the year, but the various rest stops and volunteers kept us well fed and hydrated, and the event went smoothly,” said Dion. “I received many kudos and thanks from the ADA and fellow riders who remain impressed with Centric’s efforts and commitment to theTour de Cure every year.”

About Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure is the premier cycling fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association and the nation’s largest diabetes cycling event. This event is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to come together to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

Since 1991, Tour de Cure has raised more than $250 million in the fight to “Stop Diabetes.” Funds are used to support the American Diabetes Association with diabetes research, education, and advocacy.  For more information on events near you, visit the Tour de Cure website.