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Community Students

CU Pharmacy Team Does Tour de Cure

Author cupharmacy | Publish Date September 23, 2016

CU Pharmacy students Casey Barrett, Phuong Nguyen and Kelvin Pham from APhA-ASP are teaming up with students in SNPhA to participate in this year’s Tour de Cure, an annual cycling race dedicated to creating support for the American Diabetes Association and finding a cure for diabetes. The race is set for Sept. 24.

"Diabetes is a quickly growing concern, especially in the United States. More and more people are being diagnosed every day,” said Barrett, APhA-ASP operation diabetes co-chair. “As healthcare professionals, it is inevitable that we will encounter patients with diabetes.”

The Tour de Cure takes riders through Salisbury Park in Parker, Colo., and allows participants to choose their run/walk or biking distance.

“The Tour de Cure is a great way to not only raise funds for the American Diabetes Association, but to participate and promote physical activity, a crucial component of diabetes management," said Barrett.

To learn more about the CU Pharmacy team, visit the Facebook page.

*Photo from last year's Step Out Walk.