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Ride to Cure - Tahoe 2013

    As many of you know, last year I decided to participate in the JDRF Ride to Cure in Tahoe.  It proved to be one of the greatest decisions of my life.  I trained harder for it than I ever have for anything.  I was driven by the tenacity and courage of the seemingly countless number of my T1D-affected family and friends.  They kept me moving forward from the day I purchased my bike to the moment we finished in Stateline, Nevada.

    On that beautiful September day, Matt McKenna and I completed our lap around gorgeous Lake Tahoe.  After 72.5 miles and over 4,500 feet of elevation gain, we crossed the finish line.  That moment was the single most gratifying and fulfilling of my life.  Never before had I set such a lofty, physical goal and successfully redeemed it.  I fought back tears as we rolled beneath the finish banner.  Still out-of-breath, I called Amber and Casey to share my overwhelming joy with them, but more importantly, to thank them for being my driving force.

    Most importantly, with the help of friends and family like you, I was the top fundraiser and as such, was honored to wear the green jersey.  With your help, I raised over $15,000 and we became measurably closer to a cure.

    As long as T1D isn’t done, I’m not done.  So, in honor of my wife Amber, brother Casey, and in loving memory of my brother Adam, I’m returning to Tahoe this year.  My goal is to, again, be the top fundraiser and I hope you’ll consider helping me get there.

    Thank you!

    dB

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