Over the last three years, Annapolis, Md.-based Syndicus, Inc. has provided support services to the Western New York (WNY) HEALTHeLINK Beacon project, an important initiative focused on Type 2 diabetes care management and improvement. Wanting to further raise awareness of the disease outside of the Beacon project, which will conclude later this year, Syndicus will lead and participate in an awareness bike ride in June.
According to the American Diabetes Association, Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. Since 2002, more than 1 million new cases have been diagnosed each year in the United States, while about 5.7 million Americans are unaware they have the disease or are at high risk. In total, more than 33 million Americans currently suffer from this chronic disease.
The 355-mile trek will be led by Annapolis resident and Syndicus CEO/President Michael McNees, and his son Matthew McNees, a Greensboro, N.C. resident and lifelong cyclist. It will begin at the Syndicus headquarters in Annapolis, Md., on June 10, traverse the C&O Canal and end in downtown Pittsburgh on June 15 – the same day the City celebrates the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage trail.
For more information (press or participants), contact Erin Hart at email@example.com or (412) 582-8507.