Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I’m taking part in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes this July 26 in Burlington, VT along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The ride is a 100 mile out and back ride from Bulrington to Waterbury.
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.
As of Feb 2013 I've become acutely aware of the above as a result of my daughter Mary's diagnosis. Since her diagnosis I've come to learn that this is no easy disease as it requires constant management. But I am hopeful and confident that change is coming. There is so much research and development to address this disease.
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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Beth & Jim Walsh
Jeff & Margo Sharpe
Lawrence and Judith Bohn
Mr & Mrs Geoffrey Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Amy Cohn
Mr. Dana Canzano
The Lally Family
The McQuade Family
The Samia Family
The Travers Family