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First ever virtual Tour de Cure on Saturday

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 11:52:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in history, the American Diabetes Association will host a virtual Tour de Cure on Saturday.

If you look at the standing right now on the Tour de Cure page, Team "Indy Kappa" is the number one fundraising team for their category, and they hope to keep it that way using a little friendly competition.

The team's captain, Derrick Jackson, says he keeps his team motivated by letting them know not only where they stand against other teams but where they stand against each other. Jackson says he believes that motivation is the reason they are on the top right now.

The ADA gives awards to people who meet fundraising milestones, but members of team Indy Kappa say that's not why they do it.

"It's just a great organization, so we try to do the best for the community that we can, and I encourage everybody to join it," Jackson said. "We just try to do our small part to help."

Indy Kappa plans to participate on Saturday by biking 23 miles. The team says they won't be racing, just pedaling and remembering the reasons they're out there.

There is still time to sign up for the event or donate to a team, such as Indy Kappa.