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I'm participating in Beat the Bridge 8k Run to Beat Diabetes!

Scott and daughter Carrie on a peak overlooking Phoenix

    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:

    • T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
    • T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
    • Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
    • Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers with blood 6 or more times a day?

    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!

    -- Scott


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