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Join me in turning Type One into Type None!

Katie and Elsie
Mary riding 50 miles with jdrf group

    Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!  I am excited to ride my bike 100 miles in the beautiful hills of Nashville, Tennessee. I am training now and my longest ride so far has been 60 miles. Join my ride by supporting me! On ride day, I am taking the list of donors on my bike to remind me of their commitment to me and to encourage me to finish strong!!!

    Type 1 is a disorder of the body's immune system. The immune system destroys the cells that make insulin so that the pancreas no longer can make insulin. Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.

    Katie and Elsie, my two daughters, have Type 1 diabetes. Daily they must add to their active teenage lives the managing of blood sugar. They prick their fingers to test about 6-8 times per day and must dispense insulin by syringe or pump everytime they eat. They play club soccer and must monitor themselves closely so that they do not have low blood sugar. Trying to stay in normal range is a constant juggling of food, activity, and repeated monitoring. Katie just got her driver's permit and has been so diligent to check her blood sugar everytime she gets behind the wheel to drive. I admire her responsible behavior.


    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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