Buffalo, NY- D'Youville women's basketball coaches and players teamed up to ride their bikes in the American Diabetes Association "Tour de Cure" on Saturday June 7 at Niagara County Community College to raise money for diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Dan Glover, head coach of women's basketball at D'Youville, along with seven student-athletes and assistant coach Isaac Bushey rode together for distances of six, 18 and 30 miles.
"The fact my team agreed to take part in this amazing event with me brings a smile to my face and reminds me of how we are a close knit family here at D'Youville," Glover said. "I have had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes since I was seven years old and it has made me appreciate life and the many individuals who have been there for me and helped me get to where I am today. Riding alongside my players was an amazing experience and I am extremely proud to be their coach."
The D'Youville women's basketball program raised $3,140.This year's ride consisted of 697 bikers who raised a combined $174,750.98. The Diabetes Association has been funding innovative research to combat diabetes since 1955 and in 2010 funded more than $34 million in research at 125 research institutions throughout the country.