CONCORD, N.C. – official release — RFR photo — Ryan Reed’s No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang will carry the ADA’s Pathway to Stop Diabetes paint scheme this weekend at Michigan Int’l Speedway.
The Pathway program inspires and supports a new generation of diabetes researchers who will focus on innovative ideas that lead to discoveries in diabetes prevention and treatment, and ultimately change the face of diabetes.
The trend in research today is to invest in a specific technology or pathology. But diabetes is a complex disease with multiple challenges in discovering prevention methods, treatment options and ultimately a cure.
Pathway focuses on attracting the most creative and brilliant minds to diabetes research and then help them pursue their discoveries, in essence creating a human Pathway to transformative science.
The Pathway to Stop Diabetes paint scheme coincides with the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions. The 74th Scientific Sessions® will take place June 13-17 in San Francisco.
After Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway, Reed will head to San Francisco to take part in the Scientific Sessions, which includes the Pathway to Stop Diabetes No. 16 show car on display.
“I’m really proud to carry the Pathway to Stop Diabetes paint scheme this weekend in Michigan,” said Reed. “What the American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes are doing for diabetes research is extremely encouraging. Diabetes is one of the greatest public health crises our country is facing, so to shine a light on the scientists and the research is extremely important.”