Sport & Health Clubs, Washington, DCs largest family of fitness clubs, engaged 800 cyclists and spinning enthusiasts in a cycling tour, collectively traveling 20,000 miles roughly the total combined distance of coastline and international borders of the United States. The endeavor raised $10,700 for the Capital Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), which serves the Washington, DC Metro Region with invaluable community outreach, support, education and events to raise funds for diabetes research.


Each day in the United States, 13,000 children and young adults are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 diabetes. The disease in which the body fails to produce insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life also affects 64,000 Washingtonians. Conditions associated with juvenile diabetes include hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis.


As a leader in the Washington, DC Metro Region, we strive to provide a positive influence on the health and well being of all who live in our community, said Jonathan Adler, president and COO of Sport & Health. Sport & Health shares with the Capital Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation a strong commitment to eliminate such health hazards and Type 1 diabetes.


Sport & Healths event served as a warm up for JDRFs Spin-to-Win charity event to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2007, which will be held at the DC City Lot and includes relay teams of five cyclists.


Since 1973, Sport & Health Clubs has grown to be Washingtons largest family of full-service health clubs and day spas with 24 locations in Virginia, Maryland and DC. The Company serves the health and fitness needs of more than 100,000 Washingtonians, with over 2,000 employees and is one of the top ten health club companies in the US (based on annual revenues). For additional information on juvenile diabetes or to become aligned with the shared mission of Sport & Health and JDRF, please visit


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