Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I’m 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.
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.
Well, we're doing it again - but this time we're going BIG! We have committed to participating in two JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes! This page is for the Burlington, Vermont Ride on July 26. We will experience the terrain of the Green Mountains on bikes for the first time. We lived there many years ago - we know what we are getting into!
We went to Tucson in November last year due to Death Valley's closure in October with the government shutdown. Instead of windy, hot and dry, it was windy, cold and wet! We were faced with one day of inconvenience, discomfort, exhaustion and shivering. This is nothing compared to what Type 1s face on a daily basis.
There will be the same - mental / physical / emotional fatigue, exhilaration, happiness and companionship of our fellow riders. There will be the same goal - to do our best to raise funds for research and raise awareness of the mission to Cure, Treat and Prevent Type 1 Diabetes.
BUT - we cannot do this alone. We ask your support to help us reach our goals of at least $2000 each (for each ride!). Please consider fitting me into your budget this year with a 100% tax-deductible donation. I know that you have choices - I hope that you find our mission one worthy to support.
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Mrs. Nancy L M McManus