We have just returned inspired and re-dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) after spending a long weekend in Florida for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes.
Thanks to all of you have who have supported Cary and me! Your generous donations move us ever closer to the day when our children and millions of others will no longer have to live with T1D or fear developing it.
You were in our thoughts as we pedaled through incredible heat and humidity. Nearly 500 people rode and raised $1.7 million for the cure! That total will rise because we have 28 more days to raise money. So if you haven’t already given to our ride, please do.
It was an emotional time as we honored those who have lost their lives to this disease by pedaling in silence at Mile 23. One mother, who lost her son two years ago to the flu (simple diseases can be more risky for those with T1D), was honored for recruiting seven riders to join her on this ride. And it was inspiring to see the dedication of all the riders who have trained year-round, recruited friends and family to join them and undertaken fundraising to find a cure.
Among those honored was John Hughes, age 90, who is living with T1D and rode for the cure on Saturday. We just hope we find a cure before we reach that age because we don’t know how he did it and cannot imagine being able to do it too. So please donate, if you haven't already, so we can turn Type One into Type None. Thanks again for your support!Laura Mecoy and Cary Walker