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Join me in turning Type One into Type None!

    Welcome to my Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride to Cure Diabetes page!  

    Several of my friends here in Little Rock have family members diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or who suffer from this disease themselves, and type 1 diabetes is present in Mary's family. This is an awful disease which requires daily care, and the stories of hardship and sacrifice can bring tears to your eyes.  I have made a personal commitment this year to take part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes.  I will be riding 72 miles around Lake Tahoe on September 7th along with hundreds of riders from around the country, to raise money for JDRF which is the the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.  Although JDRF sponsors several other rides around the country, I those this one because it is one of the toughest due to the terrain, altitude and mountains.

    Did you know T1D:

    -Is a devastating, life altering and potentially fatal disease. 

    -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 for the thousands of children and adults affected with this wretched disease. Every dollar I raise will directly help them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found. 

    I have been hard at work this summer training for the ride and fundraising.  My goal this year is to raise $4,000 by September, and I would like to ask you to make a contribution to my fundraising goal.  Any amount you give whether large or small will be important, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. To help me climb the big mountains at Lake Tahoe and finish the ride, I am carrying a list of all those who were able to support me this year, and it would mean alot to me  personally if I could include your name.  Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without  type 1 diabetes by clicking on the blue "Donate" button at the top of this page.

    Thank you for supporting me.






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