ABTS Convention Services, a global company specializing in serving major medical association meetings in the U.S, celebrated its decade-long collaboration with the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting by recruiting riders for an official team and sponsoring a refreshment stop at the ADA’s 2013 Tour de Cure® bicycle ride in Miami. The ride ABTS sponsored was one of a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states around the country to benefit the ADA.

“Because of our medical industry background, health and wellness are at the forefront of our company culture. Contribution to local wellness programs and corporate participation toward ADA’s mission is our social responsibility,” says ABTS President Davide Veglia.

This was the second year the Tour de Cure included a ride in Miami, where ABTS is headquartered. There were a total of 529 riders and 58 teams at the Miami event, which was held February 10. It raised more than $114,000 for the cause of preventing and curing diabetes.