Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Page!
2014 is the sixth year that I've made the commitment to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes research. In past years, I've ridden in Asheville, NC, Burlington, VT, Lake Tahoe, CA, Nashville, TN, and Tucson, AZ. Many of you have helped me raise over $13,000 for JDRF already through these rides. Thank you!
This year, I'm taking on a new challenge in Death Valley, CA. and I'm committed to raising at least $4000. Any donation you make goes directly to JDRF, who uses the money responsibly to fund Type one Diabetes research.
I'm passionate about finding a cure for all types of diabetes, and do hope to help influence a way to find a cure. In addition to time spent on my bike, some of the most productive portions of my career at J&J have been dedicated to understading and creating treatments for diabetes.
I sincerely thank you for your support, and encourage you to join the fight.
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.
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Kim & Gary Knight
Matching Gift- John Stammen
Mr. Gregory Bakos
Sudip K. Ghosh