I want to thank everyone who has supported me so far in both my fundraising and training for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes! This summer I have focused on riding, riding, riding and I feel like completeing the 107 miles of El Tour de Tucson will be a reality for me! Trainging with T1 is challenge to say the least. Managing my blood sugar and carb intake while exercising for 3 or 4 (or maybe 7 hours on ride day???) is a constant struggle (especially with a pancreas that just doesn't want to do its job!:) Luckily, I have a fabulous JDRF coach, Paul Steffen, who has been guiding and pushing our entire team to face these challenges and to not be afraid of what we are capable of! (Even though he is still pushing me to try the ride up Mt. Lemmon- okaaaaaay. ;)
But now it is time to ask you to continue supporting me and JDRF's mission to turn Type One into Type None! JDRF is the leading private, non profit organization that is at the forefront of delivering innovative and continuous live-changing therapies for people with Type 1 Diabetes- including working towards a cure. From encapsulation of Beta Cells and the artificial pancreas, to prevetion and restoration of pancreatitic function... these are exciting times! But the truth is, none of this can be done without financial support from donors like you. By making a donation to my ride, you are not only supporting me in my personal endeavour of completing El Tour, but you are helping to fund important and innovative research that will make a cure for T1D a reality for me and the millions of other children and adults living with the disease.
I'm trying something new as I get ever closer to reaching my $2000 goal: a little thank you and incentive for you for donating to my ride. I've created an original, limited edition silk screen print that can be yours with your donation.
Each print is titled, numbered and signed and measures 8"x10". For a MINIMUM donation of $20 I will send the print out to you. (You of course can donate more or less- and please do what you can! :) Even if you have already donated, please consider one more donation to claim your print! (An image of the print is to the right- click through to preview it!:)
When you make a minimum donation of $20, please be sure to type your mailing address in the NOTES area (only I see this, and this is the only way that I can see your info) so that I can send out your print ASAP!
As ride day approaches in Novemeber, I plan on offering other original print incentives (which are really my way of saying THANK YOU! for your support!!
With love and smiles, thank you!!
(Please continue reading for more information about T1 Diabetes!)
Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
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. Thank you for your support.