Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
Our 6 year old Lilly was diagnosed with T1D at 16 months, and my mother has lived with T1D from the age of 13.
I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes this September for a 75 mile cycle around Lake Tahoe, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
Last fall I completed the 115 mile event at Tucson AZ, it was an event for sure! 40 degrees and rain, floods, flat tires, everything! But I finished and it's something I'll never forget.
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.
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FY14 Donation Transfer
John and Linda Ising
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Mr. David W. Ising
The Zastrow Family