Ride for the DRI
September 18, 2016
Ride for the DRI at Tour of the Hamptons
Team members raise thousands of dollars for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI)
Cycling enthusiasts raised $22,000 to help find a cure for diabetes on Sunday during Ride for the DRI,
when a dedicated team of 35 bike riders participated in the Massapequa Park Bicycle Club Tour of the Hamptons.
Funds raised support the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.
Donning their new DRI bike jerseys, team members traveled through a scenic route of mostly flat terrain
and rolling hills on the scenic south fork of Long Island, featuring farmlands, beaches, mansions and historic
towns such as East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk before returning to Southampton.
“I am extremely pleased with the efforts of our DRI team of riders. We raised a large amount of money, and
it all goes to help find a cure for diabetes,” said Bruce Siegel, who serves as DRI Foundation Northeast Region
Board Co-chairman, along with Marc Goldfarb. “The passion of Keith Adwar and David Newman were
instrumental in getting our team together and reaching our goal of raising needed funds and awareness
for this great cause.”
Adwar and Newman have been riding together for years and raising money for various causes. Since both of their
lives have been touched by diabetes in different ways, they decided to dedicate their efforts toward raising funds
and awareness for the DRI’s singular goal of finding a cure diabetes. Together with Siegel, they built a solid team
of 35 riders, who each committed to creating their own fundraising webpages at RidefortheDRI.org in order to
raise support and sponsors from their personal networks.
This newly formed team will continue to Ride for the DRI at upcoming cycling events. All avid bike riders who
want to get involved should contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at 516.822.1700 or NEregion@drif.org.