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ORAU donates $500 to American Diabetes Association’s Knoxville Tour de Cure

Team ORAU set to ride during June 28 cycling event

June 25, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU has donated $500 to Knoxville Tour de Cure, the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event scheduled June 28 at the University of Tennessee Gardens. Additionally, two ORAU employees and one family member have also committed to ride in the cycling event that ranges from 10 to 100 miles in length. The event helps fund the association’s mission of finding a cure and advocating for those affected by diabetes

Pictured left to right are Team ORAU captain Mark Batson; ORAU President and CEO Andy Page; Knoxville Tour de Cure Event Manager Wendi Mullins; and other Team ORAU members Karin Jessen and Mike Ickowitz. Not pictured but also planning to participate in the event as part of Team ORAU is Jessen’s husband Kim Jessen.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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