Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I am riding because the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling event to me. It is my opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.
I am riding for my mother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and friends some here and some gone from this earth. This disease can be devastating if not kept in check. As more and more people are being diagnosed every second we need associations like ADA to fund research to help treat and ultimately eliminate this disease. That is why I am training and preparing to ride the 100 mile route.
I am committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it. Won’t you help me start a chain reaction?
Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation on my behalf or by joining my team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
Visit my tour page and make a pledge against diabetes.