When TeamFish takes to the road in August for its seventh year in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, it will do so with an additional special purpose: honoring the memory of the man we affectionately referred to as the "Leader of the Pack".
Last December we lost our father/grandfather/uncle/father-in-law and biggest supporter/backer. In a life that spanned 86 years, Bud Fischer was an amazing man and the glue that held our family together. He taught us all how to put others in front of ourselves, how to be generous with what you have, and how to play the hand you've been dealt the best you can.
In the past six years we've raised more than $250,000 that's gone directly towards improvements in the lives of those living with Type One Diabetes. Now that our biggest supporter from the start is no longer with us, are we going to continue helping JDRF move towards the ultimate goal of a world where T1D is something people used to have? As BDF used to say (often), "YGTR" (you've got that right)!!
Thanks to all for your support, past and future, of the efforts of Fishman (Matt), Fishlegs (Linda), BriFische (Brian), Flounder (Blake), Mikeral (Michael), Hopalong (Teri) and our newest teammate Sockeye (Glenn) as we continue the fight to turn type one diabetes into TypeNone!