Mother organizes local diabetes ride in memory of her daughter

NORWICH – In Broome and Oneida counties, an active approach is being taken annually to raise money and awareness for diabetes, a disease that kills thousands of people each year. Locally, one woman is trying to do the same by starting an annual “bike-ride” fundraiser here.

Nancy Peterson has recently been authorized to represent the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Syracuse chapter, and has started collecting donations. Her first bike/car ride has been coined “Heidee’s Cruise for Diabetes.” This event is dedicated to her daughter, who died last year from the complications of the disease.

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