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Riders pedal for diabetes awareness


Eric Seidle

Domie Aquino, left, of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation gets his tires aired up by Roger Gruber before participating in the Tour de Cure, a bike ride that helps raise money for diabetes research.

Bicyclists took a challenge to ride from Montana State University-Northern to Stone Child College as charity for diabetes programs in the reservation Wednesday.

The bicyclist met in a parking lot at MSU-Northern to prepare their bikes and listen to a traditional honor and memorial song for those who have fought and are fighting diabetes and those who have died from the disease.

Ruth Burleigh, the coordinator for the American Diabetic Association in Fort Belknap, spoke to the bicyclists before the ride.

"I am just so overwhelmed," Burleigh said. " ... This is really awesome to bring the t...

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