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Please help me fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes by supporting my participation in the 2014 JDRF Nashville Ride to Cure

    Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!

    Hello! This will be the second year in a row that Cameron and I will be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes in Nashville and my fourth straight year participating in a Ride to Cure event.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to Nashville and ride with Cameron in his second century. He and I will again be participating with hundreds of other riders in the 100 mile ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening.  And they know it never goes away.

    We are coming up on Cameron’s twelfth year since his diagnosis and are realizing as he gets older just how challenging it is to keep him healthy and to control his diabetes. This makes us even more hopeful that JDRF will be able to accelerate the advances in T1D control and to find a way to cure and prevent the disease in the very near future. Exciting advances such as the artificial pancreas, glucose control therapies, and insulin producing cell regeneration are moving forward every day with the support of JDRF funding. We are confident that through hard work and dedication to the JDRF cause we will find a cure for T1D very soon.

    I am asking for your support.  Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts.  By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.

    Did you know that:

    • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
    • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
    • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
    • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?

    As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D.  JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.  Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?

    Thank you for your support!

    Hans

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