Martin’s Point Staff Participate in ADA’s Tour de Cure
On Sunday, June 9, the annual Kennebunks Tour de Cure took place at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. The tour is an annual walk/bike event hosted by the American Diabetes Association, which raises money for diabetes research, advocacy, programs, and education. It receives strong support from the community and those passionate about improving the lives of individuals affected by Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Martin’s Point offered support through employee volunteer efforts and a generous sponsorship. 11 employees participated in the event, either walking or biking while four others who volunteered at the Martin’s Point tent.
Together, we surpassed our goal, raising $3,072 in support of the American Diabetes Association.
Martin’s Point employees, Terry Keough and Heidi Fisher, have been attending the Tour de Cure for several years. When asked about her experience with the event, Terry stated,
“the Tour de Cure is a great cause to get behind. It makes me feel like I am making a difference in something that is so important and…it’s super fun!” Not only is this the Tour de Cure important for diabetes research, it also helps cultivate a sense of community. Heidi says, “I love the camaraderie that goes with participating in any company sponsored event…You always meet new people, and everyone is so friendly and encouraging. “It is a perfect way to spend a Sunday, represent Martin’s Point, get some great exercise and also raise funds for people with diabetes.”
Both es emphasized how the Tour de Cure not only serves as an opportunity to support the American Diabetes Association, but also as a chance to celebrate human connection. “It is a perfect way to spend a Sunday, represent Martin’s Point, get some great exercise and also raise funds for people with diabetes.”