Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the 31st Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes! I am running as a challenge to myself to keep up my fitness with measurable goal, and to participate in a team effort with my colleagues from PACCAR. As I am getting older, my weight has crept up and it is a challenge to stay fit. The last time I ran this race, I couldn't quite meet my milestone speed of an 8-minute mile, for the first time in my life. I finished in about 8 min 20 sec. per mile. I will do my best, with training over the next 7 weeks, to get in better shape and at least equal my last time.
Diabetes is an epidemic. This year a person was diagnosed with diabetes every five minutes, and this rate is up 10% in the last Year! I am fortunate that nobody in our immediate family has diabetes, but two of my wife Holly's relatives have it, and they are about my age.
This event will raise $1.5 million in support of JDRF and to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away. I
am asking for your support. Please donate, if you can, to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered.
Thank you for your support!
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