Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
This year, we are taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our fundraising goal this year is $8000.
Along with my friend Connie Raabe, we are starting our fundraising with a “Dance to Cure” on March 8, 2014 featuring The Remains. We originally got involved with JDRF as a payback for their research, diagnosis and surgery to fix my insulin producing tumor . . . that was 10 years ago, so I have a lot to celebrate this year! Since then, my friends Connie and Marilyn’s sons have been diagnosed with type I Diabetes, and through cycling and we have met many wonderful people whose lives are affected with this disease. The research JDRF is providing is making great strides in making Type I Diabetes easier to manage. Please join us in our efforts to cure Type I Diabetes and change Type I to Type None!
Thank you for your support!
Did you know T1D:
- Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
- Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy.
- Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
JDRF is working every day to change this. And every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found.
I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D.
Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my Ride weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.
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Bill & Debbie Johnson
Bill and Mary Hardman
Dance to Cure Benefit
Dance to Cure Benefit and Donation
Doug and MaryAnn Meyer
Jeff & Donna Lee
Mrs. Judy Lubbers
Steve and Judy