Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I know, I know, it's me again asking for money. Again this year, I'm raising money for JDRF which will culminate in a 100 mile bike ride in Death Valley, California. You probably know that my son Adam and I are both afflicted with this disease, so I have a very personal link to this. As a parent of a T1D person, I want desperately to eradicate this which will dramatically improve the life of every diabetic.
Along with hundreds of riders from around the world, we're raising money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. This will be the seventh time I've collected money for and ridden in a JDRF ride to cure so I'm somewhat of a veteran. I know what to expect, but it's never any easier to ask people to share some money to wreck this disease but it's important enough for me to ask you.
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.