On June 13, 2018, Edwin Velarde will embark on a 1200-kilometer bicycle ride beginning at the Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois USA, through the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada before ending at the Rotary International Convention in Metro Toronto Convention Center in Ontario Canada.
The Epic Journey Against Diabetes ride is Edwin Velarde’s latest effort to draw attention to diabetes, a condition he is personally battling for nearly three decades. Diabetes is a human body disorder that inhibits the natural production or ability to use insulin.
Over 3.8 million deaths are attributed to diabetes and high blood glucose. That is nearly the population of Los Angeles, CA or people living in Manhattan Island and Brooklyn, NY combined, greater than the number of residents in Chicago, IL or Toronto, ON. Diabetes is a Global Epidemic and a serious public health concern in North America.
Epic Journey Send-Off on June 13. Join Chicagoland Rotarians and friends, Rotary International Staff, Rotary Felowship of Cycling to Serve USA/CA, Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes and American Diabetes Association ride with Edwin from Rotary Headquarters to Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center and into Munster, IN along the Lakefront Trail.
Diabetes Fellowship (TBA). Gathering with members of Rotary Club of Sarnia and other commuity groups.
Final Stage on June 22, Join Rotary Fellowship of Cycling to Serve USA/CA and other Rotarian cyclists as they ride with Edwin from Niagara Falls to Metro Toronto Convention Center.