Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising $5 million. This will be my fifth year heading to Death Valley to raise money to cure type one diabetes. This year I will be returning as a coach, helping all riders to safely cross the finish line. In addition to Death Valley, in September I will be leading the Wesr Tennessee Chapter as we ride in Nashville. I know you will make a donation, but now you will have to decide which ride you want your donation applied to!
Type 1, or juvenile diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people, a large and growing percentage of them children. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was a child, for the past 26 years I have struggled day to day with this disease. We have come a long way from when I was first diagnosed to today, using an insulin pump and CGMS, but a cure is the answer that I am in search of. I hope no one else has to experience what I have over the years.
There is some good news, though. JDRF is our best hope for finding a cure. It funds more type 1 diabetes research than any other charity worldwide and it's making progress along many promising paths toward better treatments and a cure.
I just want to thank everyone for their generosity over the past four years. I do not enjoy having to come to you asking for donations, but it must be done so that a cure can be found. Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality! One day, the Ride to Cure Diabetes will be no more, since a cure has been found, but until that day, I will ride and raise money for the cause.
Thank you and see you out on the road,
If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make your checks out to JDRF and mail to:
104 South Humes Street
Memphis, TN 38111
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.
In Memory of Patti Jensen
Kashif Latif, MD
Memorial for Alice and Michael Barniak
Memory - Rose Dibble
MOTHER & FATHER
Ms. Karen A Roth
Rick and Deborah Selak