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Join me in turning Type One into Type None!

2014 JDRF El Tour de Tucson Finish Line

    Welcome to my El Tour de Tucson - JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!  

    I successfully completed the 2014 El Tour de Tucson - JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in 7 hours, 8 minutes, and 46 seconds; a personal best!  I rode along with 175 JDRF riders from around the world, and we raised over $750,000 for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

    I joined up with my nephew Aaron Cook and rode with the Austin, TX chapter.  Aaron inspires me as he is an ironman athlete (Zurich) and an all around great guy; he also has Type 1 diabetes and is a positive example to all that one can live a full life with Type 1 diabetes.  But it's time for a cure and that's why I participated on the El Tour de Tucson and rode the one-day 104-mile route on November 22nd.

    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 trained diligently and actively fundraised, and your gift helped propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D. 

    Thank you for your support!  Ride on!





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