Earth Science Laboratories leads fundraising effort to cure diabetes

Team Earth Science Labs raised $3,940 for diabetes in Arkansas Tour de Cure.

Bentonville, Ark. – Team Earth Science Labs (ESL) cycled and walked to help cure diabetes in the Arkansas Tour de Cure®. The team raised $3,940 in its fourth outing at the annual benefit. This put ESL at the top of the fundraising leader board for the second year in a row, followed by J&J Northwest Arkansas ($2,790.00) and Kraft/Heinz ($1,870.00).

This year’s Tour de Cure took place August 18 at the Crystal Bridges Museam of Art in Bentonville. The annual fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association® featured a 30-mile cycling route, a 5K walk/run and a new mountain biking route. ESL entered participants in all three events. The team included seven cyclists, two mountain bikers, and four walkers.

“The Tour de Cure is a great event for a worthy cause.” ESL CEO David Nicholas said. “So many people’s lives are affected by diabetes. We are glad to help out in the search for a cure.”

Twenty two teams and 216 participants contributed to the fight against diabetes this year. The event raised $66,056. According to the ADA, diabetes causes more deaths annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

Earth Science Laboratories Inc. creates advanced water treatment products. The Arkansas-based company manufactures products that control aquatic pests, cyanobacteria, zebra mussels and quagga mussels. More information is available at