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Spa City Ride to Cure Diabetes raises $1.5M

Spa City Ride to Cure Diabetes raises $1.5M

More than 500 cyclists rode to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Spa City Ride to Cure Diabetes raises $1.5M
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This story has been updated

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saturday's Ride to Cure Diabetes raised $1.5 million for the JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

More than 500 cyclists, representing 81 JDRF chapters, biked 25, 60 or 100 miles around the Spa City area.

The funds will go toward Type 1 diabetes research. 

Thirty local riders from the Northeastern New York chapter raised $112,000 for the cause, according to a release from JDRF.

The event was one of six JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes events held around the country in 2018.

Other sites included La Crosse, Wisconsin; Loveland, Colorado; Amelia Island, Florida; Death Valley, California; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Editor's note: This story was corrected at 4:09 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2018. An earlier version incorrectly stated how much was raised.

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