Diabetes charity ride set for Aug. 6

NORWICH – The fourth annual “Heidee’s Cruise for Diabetes” will take place on Aug. 6. Sign ups will begin at 9 a.m. behind Denny’s in Norwich.

The entrance fee will be $10 dollars per person with all proceeds being donated to the American Diabetes Association. The motorcycle ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. and stop periodically at locations around Chenango County for refreshments. The final stop will be the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalia which will host bike games, raffle prizes and a D.J.

According to Nancy MacLaury, who founded and organized the ride 4 years ago in memory of her daughter, people really enjoy the experience each year. However, as fun as it may be, MacLaury explained, the purpose of the ride is to benefit those who suffer from the illness and the families who support them.

“I lost my daughter to this illness,” said MacLaury. “[But] raising this money will help another mother, brother, son or daughter from having to go through that.”

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