Team FPMA Invites APMA Members to Participate in ADA Tour de Cure this March

January 29, 2018

Team FPMA cycling

APMA member Robert Iannacone, DPM, wants you to shovel less and cycle more this March. This year’s American Diabetes Association (ADA) Tour de Cure cycling event takes place Sunday, March 25, at Lake Nona in southeast Orlando, FL. Team FPMA once again plans to host a group dinner on Saturday evening, as well as a Sunday morning group event for photos before the ride begins. The event directly supports research, education, and advocacy for people living with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Participants will receive a free FPMA cycling jersey.

In 2017, Dr. Iannacone invited fellow Florida Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA) members to join him on Team FPMA, a fundraising group designed to support medical charities closely related to podiatry. Nine podiatrists, three spouses, and a friend took him up on the offer, and they raised more than $8,000 for the cause. “It was a great way to promote podiatry and support the ADA,” Dr. Iannacone said. “But we also made it a social event. We held a group dinner and a bike clinic, and we had a lot of fun.” Dr. Iannacone, an avid cyclist, has ridden in three Tour de Cure cycling events.

See below for more details, and register today to participate!

ADA Tour de Cure Lake Nona

Sunday, March 25

  • Register: Visit the registration page. Click “Register,” “Join a Team,” “New User—Register,” and enter “Team FPMA” as the team. The first 25 registrants are free with coupon code FPMA2018.
  • Ride Options: Team members may choose to ride 10, 25, 50, 63, or 101 miles.
  • Bike and Helmet: You may rent a bike and helmet for just $35. Make prior arrangements at this site, then pick up your bike and helmet at the event.
  • Fundraising Commitment: By registering, you commit to raising at least $200 for the ADA. “I easily raised much more by placing a sign and a jar in my waiting room,” Dr. Iannacone said. “Patients appreciate your efforts to raise money for a disease that affects them, their friends, and their families.”
  • Hotel: Team FPMA has a group room rate of $137 plus tax at the Courtyard Orlando Airport for Saturday, March 24. Use group name Team FPMA. Reservations must be made by March 2.
  • Jerseys: Notify Team FPMA of your jersey size by early February.
  • Contact: Email Dr. Iannacone, or call his office at 772-878-0040.

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