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HonorHealth is the proud title sponsor of Tour de Scottsdale, come ride with us

HonorHealth, behind CEO Todd LaPorte, is Tour de Scottsdale’s title sponsor, and is proud to be part of what should be a great event. Already, more than 2,300 cyclists have registered with more expected by ride date, April 13.

LaPorte will be one of the many cyclists involved, even though he joked he might be the last one in. First, last … it doesn’t really matter, as long as one participates in the return of Tour de Scottsdale, celebrating its 20th year.

“Walking before I run… before I spin,” LaPorte said, referring to this preparation. “But the training is the best part, and while I realize April will be here before we know it, I’ll be ready. I love the Lost Dog Trailhead that is maintained by the Conservancy. So, if you see me out there, please say hi!”

HonorHealth CEO Todd LaPorte

Say “hi” to all involved. It takes a village to pull off a successful ride and one that means so much to so many people.

“We are excited to see the return of the Tour de Scottsdale and honored to play a role in getting it off the ground,” LaPorte said in the winter issue of Mountain Lines, the magazine for the McDowell Sonoran Conservatory. “As a healthcare system with roots in the Valley that go back almost 100 years, we know the impact being active has on overall health. We want to do everything that we can to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. Our hope is twofold: that our involvement will encourage other organizations to get involved, and that we will encourage cyclists from the Valley and beyond to see all that Scottsdale has to offer. We also hope this event becomes an annual tradition, growing in popularity year after year.”

As do all those involved. Scottsdale in April is the perfect place and time to see like-minded cyclists meander through the Scottsdale streets on safe routes, raising money for a number of nonprofits, including the McDowell Sonoran Conservatory.

“We hope that HonorHealth’s involvement will lead other organizations to get involved and provide a foundation for the community to come together to support this event, the riders, the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and many amazing nonprofits who will benefit from the cyclists’ fundraising efforts,” LaPorte said. “This will truly be a community event made up of participants, volunteers, and organizations coming together to impact positive change in the Valley, and we are excited to play a leading role.”

After all, HonorHealth’s “mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve, and we want to be the partner of choice as we transform healthcare for our communities,” LaPorte said. “That transformation starts before people get sick. It means encouraging people to stay active, to get connected to their communities, and to live a healthy lifestyle.

“These are all principles that the cycling community already knows, but this will be another opportunity to spread the message broadly in the Valley.”

And it coincides with Blue Zone’s Project Scottsdale, of which HonorHealth is a primary sponsor. Blue Zone is making its debut in Scottsdale in 2024. Blue Zone areas involve participants who practice a set of healthy lifestyle habits in regions around the world that have lower rates of chronic diseases and longer life expectancies.

“Cycling enthusiasts already incorporate many of these characteristics into their lifestyle,” LaPorte said, “and the Tour de Scottsdale will shine an even brighter light on the benefits of adopting the Blue Zone’s core principles.”


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