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Onward to Tucson and a Ride to Cure Diabetes

By GWB
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    Hello everyone and welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!

    I'm super jazzed this year to be riding in my first JDRF ride event taking place in Tucson, Arizona, on Nov 22nd as part of the 31st el Tour de Tucson.  The Tucson event is one of several nationally whose mission is to raise support and awareness that will one day lead to a cure for those with Type 1 diabetes.

    For nine plus years my personal connection with the disease is my daughter Callie diagnosed at age 8.  For her I ride and for the so many others out there, who thankfully because of the discovery of insulin over a hundred years ago, through taking injections or pump distribution, regular monitoring every few hours, managing carbohydrates in their diet, can and do successfully lead a normal life.

    There's not a day goes by that I am not thankful for that discovery which at the time was a miracle but that was over a hundred years ago and it's time for another miracle.  We as human race are living in times when we have far far too much information for the next link not to have yet occurred.

    It is for that next link that I participate in this ride and historically the last 9 years have along with my family, participated in the fall NYC Foley's Square Walk for the Cure.

    This year I wanted to do something different to support JDRF and with having had the Ride series in the back of mind the last couple of years, particularly the Arizona ride, I decided this was the year for this event.

    Please donate to support my participation in the Tucson JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes to help further JDRF's research in type 1 diabetes, working every day to a cure.  Every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found. 

    I'm underway with my training and fundraising.  Thank you for supporting the work of JDRF and advancing the research towards a cure for type 1 diabetes and for supporting this Ride and my participation in it to raise awareness about this great and much needed cause!  Follow my blog on my progress at http://tucsonbound.wordpress.com.

    Thank you!

    Jim Goodin

    My Blog

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    If I added up all the Miles...
    Of 'training' riding I've done last three weeks I would be right about 85 or so right now a good portion of the Arizona ride. So far I seem to be averaging 10-11 miles per hour which is nothing to a seasoned rider but at this stage for me I'm pleased. More at http://tucsonbound.wordpress.com.

    by James Goodin on Sun, May 11, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

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