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$16,725
I HAVE RAISED
$15,000
MY GOAL
111%
ACHIEVED

Join me in supporting diabetes research for the cure!

A rainy 2010 Ride to Cure in Vermont

    Did you know that:

    • T1D is a sudden-onset autoimmune disease striking both children and adults.
    • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Its cause is unknown.
    • Those living with T1D must balance insulin doses with diet and daily activities, 24/7.
    • Insulin therapy is not a cure. It is life support, involving multiple blood tests and injections daily.
    • Victims of T1D have a significantly shortened life expectancy.

    Eight years ago, a year after my son's type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, I found a brochure describing the Ride to Cure program. It has all the necessary components: (1) It funds diabetes research for the cure; (2) It provides a fundraising infrastructure and an annual event that puts each year's fundraising on a schedule; (3) And of course, the event happens to be something I love to do in a beautiful part of the country. My previous eight rides have raised a total of $90,551. This year my goal is to add $15,000 to that figure. I can't do it without you.

    This year I plan to ride 100 miles in Nashville, Tennessee on November 1. Much of the route is on a paved parkway following the Natchez Trace, a historic 440 mile path that extends from Natchez, MS to Nashville. It was created by prehistoric buffalo migration and used for centuries by Native Americans, explorers, traders, and emigrants into the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The best of all scenarios would be that you get a bike and join me. The next best scenario is that you click the donate button and give 'til it hurts. If you prefer giving by check, send me an email at jdrf.texas.hesters@sbcglobal.net and I will send you instructions and a donor form.

    Your help is important. Think of a donation as a helping hand to all those you know with diabetes. I am guessing there are too many. As always, you can be sure that JDRF will use your donation wisely. The organization stands out as a model for low overhead operations.

    And remember: I don’t do this for a biking weekend. I put my money where my heart is, making a sizable donation as well. In fact I challenge you to match me.

    And thank you for your support, large or small!

    Richard

    P.S. I have one more idea: You can multiply the magniturde of your support for JDRF by including a link to this web page on all your social media pages. If everyone recruited just one more donor, ... wow!

     

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