2013 will mark my 6th consecutive year in the Napa Valley Tour de Cure. It also marks the 16th year for Team Bio-Rad. As a way to increase my commitment to the 2013 Tour, I have once again taken on the role of Team Captain of Team Bio-Rad. I am looking forward to serving Bio-Rad in this role to improve on our amazing success and record accomplishments in 2012.
In 2012, over 26 million people in the US (8.3% of the population) and over 245 million globally have diabetes. Nearly 2 million people over the age of 20 in the US were diagnosed with Diabetes in 2010 alone. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime, and those with diabetes will lose, on average, 10-15 years of their life.*
Although I do not have diabetes, I am touched by the stories of the many of my friends and colleagues impacted by diabetes and inspired to join this effort for the sixth consecutive year to help find a cure for diabetes.
Please contribute to this cause by sponsoring my participation in the Tour de Cure. A donation can be made by selecting the "Donate to Dan" button above. All donations go directly to the American Diabetes Association and a receipt will be e-mailed automatically once the donation is complete. Your support at any level is greatly appreciated.
*Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) fact sheet 2011.
Please help make a difference!
Each dollar I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
No matter how small or large, your donation will help improve the lives of more than 26 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, and 100's of millions abroad, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this very important cause!
2013 Team Bio-Rad Captain