More Ways to Join Us
Log In
Burlington
Burlington, VT
July 24 - 27, 2014
Details
La Crosse
La Crosse, WI
August 14 - 17, 2014
Details
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe, CA
September 5 - 8, 2014
Details
Death Valley
Death Valley, CA
October, 16 - 19, 2014
Details
Hincapie
Greenville, SC Hincapie Gran Fondo Ride
October 23 - 26, 2014
Details
Nashville
Nashville, TN
October 30 - November 2, 2014
Details
Tucson
Tucson, AZ
November 20 - 23, 2014
Details
Death Valley, CA

Register Today!

$3,984
I HAVE RAISED
$4,000
MY GOAL
99%
ACHIEVED

Join me in turning Type One into Type None!

    This year marked 25 years that I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I remain complication free because of a great support system, access to healthcare, and JDRF efforts to advance treatment while searching for that cure. I was 8 when I was diagnosed, so I don't really mourn my life without diabetes. Truthfully, I don't  remember not having it. The blood tests, insulin therapy, docotrs visits, and calorie counting are a normal way of life for me. I know, though, that children are diagnosed with this disease everyday and this is not their normal. Nor should it be.  And that  makes me want to fight so hard for a cure. I need a world where T1 kids begin to see a new normal. A world without T1D. A place where no kid or family will ever fear finding out what living with T1 is like.  Little kids should not have to grow up so fast.

    Why JDRF? Because they are the leading researcher in the world for preventing, treating and ultimately curing T1D. They are the only organization with a strategic plan to find my cure. And because JDRF has been a part of my life since day one providing support and resources to me and my family.  The JDRF Ride to Cure is proof that JDRF remains a tight knit community of mighty fighters. And it's right where I belong. I have been fighting diabetes for a quarter of a century now. And I have seen a lot of significant advancements in T1D care. I know that a cure is possible and with JDRF involved, it will be sooner than later.

    This year, to mark my long battle with this monster, I have signed up for the ultimate challenge. I will train to ride 104 miles in Death Valley- the hottest place on earth. And more importantly, I have committed to fundraising to fund that cure, to change our future. Let's make T1 regret the day it messed with me.

    Please consider donating to my efforts this year. Your donation will get me miles closer to that cure. Your support, as always, keeps me pedaling. We will be the ones that cure Type One Diabetes.

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.

    Mary's Badges
    Achievements
    No Badges Have Been Earned
    Returning Rider
    I've had so much fun at a JDRF Ride I'm returning for another!
    Why I Ride
    I'm sharing my reason for Riding! Who's your #1?
    Facebook Fundraiser
    Expanding my reach to raise more for research!
    Fundraising Honor Roll

    Also follow us on:
    Facebook Twitter Flickr