Welcome to my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Page!
I'm taking part in the JDRF Ride because I’m up for a physical and mental challenge that I know will be the experience of a lifetime. JDRF is also one of my newest clients. I designed and facilitated the 2022 Coach Certification course for JDRF and became hooked on the mission. Many of my Coach participants have TD1 and I learned there are others in my personal and professional circle do as well. I wanted to do more and decided to sign up to be a Coach and Cyclist for the Amelia Island Ride as it is in my home state of Florida. I think I can add credibility to my training and learn a lot by participating. The money I raise will transform the lives of millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Type 1 diabetes is a serious autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people and cannot be prevented or cured – yet. People with T1D stop producing insulin–a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Managing the disease is a constant struggle that involves monitoring your blood-sugar level, administering insulin, and carefully balancing these insulin doses with eating and activity. Even with a strict regimen, people with T1D may still experience dangerously high or low blood-glucose levels that can, in extreme cases, be life threatening.
JDRF is leading the fight against T1D by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D. But they can’t do it without our support.
I’ve set my fundraising goal high and am counting on your help to get me there by Ride Day. No donation is too small and every dollar truly makes a difference.
Through advocacy and research leadership, JDRF influences and attracts others to support funding for T1D research. For every dollar that JDRF puts towards research, JDRF draws in an additional $3.50! By donating to my JDRF Ride, you’re supporting life-changing research that helps people with T1D live healthier and longer, until cures are found.
Thank you for your support.
Mary Beth Garcia