I'm excited to share that this summer I'll be heading back to Burlington, VT to participate in my 4th JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders from around the world as we try to reach our goal of raising $6 million for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research!
Four years ago I got to work at my first Ride to Cure event (actually, I begged my boss to let me go!). Little did I know that those four days were all it would take for me to officially catch the "ride bug", and a year later I'd be buying a bike and signing up for my very first century ride!
That year I accomplished something I never thought was possible. Not only did I raise more money for JDRF than I ever had before, I completed my first century ride with my friend Danielle, and even went on to win the polka dot "Spirit Award" jersey later that night! My longest training ride before that was only 36 miles, so I even surprised myself crossing that finish line!
When I first started working for JDRF over five years ago, I knew very little about fundraising, and even less about diabetes. But it didn't take long for fundraising to become my passion, and for JDRF to become such an important part of my life.
Please help me help JDRF. My goal is to raise $2,000 by Ride day (July 27th), and I can't do it without your support! If you're able to make a donation, you can do so by clicking the "Donate to Lindsay" tab on this page. No donation is too small, and every dollar really does count and will help me reach my goal.
Please feel free to contact me directly with any donation or JDRF related questions you might have (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also follow the JDRF Ride on Facebook to stay on top of the latest updates, events, and information!
Thank you for always supporting me and JDRF. I can't WAIT to tell you about the Ride!
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.
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Ms. Lindsay Diana Grubiak