EAST PHARSALIA – Planning and preparations are in full-swing and Heidee’s 6th Annual Memorial Cruise for Diabetes will be held Saturday, August 3, rain or shine.
Sign up for the ride begins at 9 a.m. the day of the event at Fred’s Inn, Route 12, in Norwich. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. and will make a number of stops before ending at the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalia. The cost for the event is $15 per person.
Nancy Maclaury has been organizing the event after losing her daughter more than six years ago. Her daughter, Heidee Peterson, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of three, and she struggled with the disease until age 30.
Maclaury has hopes her diligent work with planning and holding the event each year will foster cognizance about diabetes, serve as a celebration of the life of her daughter, and be a method of raising funds for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).