Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
Today, I'm at the starting line. I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Vermont this July, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. My training is designed so I can ride up to 100 miles on a bike -- I'm not a cyclist but I am a biker with a mission.
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. My training program starts this month. Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my Ride weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.
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Edward and Shelley Largo
Matching Gift for Edward G. Largo (Altria)
Matching Gift for Paul Zamecnik (Genworth)
Mr. Mike Anderson
Timothy Dowse and Kathleen Unger