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Hi Everyone!

This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders across the country, as we try to reach our goal of raising as much money as possible to find a cure to Type 1 Diabetes. JDRF is an amazing foundation that I'm so proud to be apart of with this ride.

I first became passionate about everything JDRF does when I went to the Ride to Cure 3 years ago. Seeing the amount of spirit and strength all the riders have, with and without diabetes, amazed me and made me want to do everything I could to help. 

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications.

As the leader of the T1D community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat, and prevent T1D.  In this role, JDRF has funded more than $1.6 billion in diabetes research since its founding in 1970, and has meaningfully advanced the T1D scientific frontier and the management of this disease.

We can help JDRF find a cure together. Anything you donate, even if it's just $1, will bring us closer to finding a cure to Type 1 Diabetes. I send my deepest gratitude and thanks to everyone.




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Slowing the Wheels Down
Saturday's ride in Central Park with fellow New York Crankee member Lindsey Grubiak was great, a full 20 miles with climbing. Getting back on a moving bike was a bit tricky at first, but it's just like, well, riding a bike, once you learn you never forget.
Training will unfortunately slow down just a little bit with finals on the way, but when school's out, it's right back on the bike.

by Alanah Rafferty on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:14 PM

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