Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
This is my third JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Our son Daniel has just reached 7 years of life with Type 1 Diabetes. Since my last ride in Burlington, VT in 2011, Daniel has graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, begun a career as a Physical Therapist, and gotten married... all while managing his diabetes with the help of an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor. It's a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week job, with no days off for good behavior! He has done an awesome job, and continues to amaze me with his dedication and positive attitude. But despite constant attention, diabetes continues to take its toll both short and long term on the life of all people with diabetes.
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.
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Dan and Martha Hyman
Dr. Jan J Volin
Greg & Cathy Beste
Hope & Jeff Rabinovitz
John and Bernice Duesler
Kitsie and Bob Bowen
Michael and Amy Baldi
Mrs. Dagmar Keenan
Ms. Jiin Ling Wang
Neal and Barbara Cohn
Patricia and David Binder