Silicon Valley Tour de Cure
Team Red/Silicon Valley
Welcome to team Red Silicon Valley Tour de Cure team page and we just want you to know that?
Team RED is FOR EVERYONE!!!
If you are a Red Rider, a person living with, striving and thriving with diabetes, a family member, friend, loved one, co worker, neighbor, or fellow club member of a Red Rider or just want to come out and help raise money and awareness for diabetes and would like to be part of a team, then THIS IS THE TEAM FOR YOU !
What is Team Red? Team Red is anyone and everyone who has diabetes or supports someone with diabetes or just really cares about our goal which is to celebrate and recognized everyone with diabetes who gets on a bike and rides in the Tour de Cure!
Help Stop Diabetes! Ride a Bike!
To Stop Diabetes! On behalf of the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and their families and friends, we are counting on your help our team make a difference! The funds we raise will support the American Diabetes Association's important research, information and advocacy efforts and its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Join our Team!
Come ride with us and you'll get to take part in a fun, exciting, healthy event fo the whole family. You can even invite friends and family to join. Every rider counts, every dollar raised makes a difference and everyone is welcome to join our team!
Mari Ruddy, is the founder of the Red Rider Recognition Program and the original Team Red of the Tour de Cure. Mari has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 31 years, she was diagnosed when she was 16. Mari?s father was diagnosed with type 1 when she was 1 year old, thus, technically, she has lived with diabetes her entire life. In addition to Mari and her dad having type 1, Mari?s brother was diagnosed with type 1 when he was 20. And Mari?s sister married a man with type 1. Yes, there?s a lot of diabetes at every family gathering!
When she was 39, Mari found out she had breast cancer, for the first time. Because Mari liked the healing power of being celebrated as a cancer surviving athlete, Mari realized people with diabetes needed to feel that healing love too.
That prompted her to start the Red Rider Program for cyclists with diabetes now used at over 85 Tour de Cure events put on by the American Diabetes Association. She founded the Red Riders to celebrate the challenges and hard work it takes to live well with diabetes.
When she realized the cyclists needed support to do the Tour de Cure successfully with their diabetes, she founded TeamWILD which provides expert integrated athletic, diabetes, nutrition and mental skills coaching in cycling, triathlon, running and walking. TeamWILD is for people with diabetes who want to take charge of their health by seeing themselves as athletes first.
Other things: high school principal, executive coach, amateur athlete
Mari?s LinkedIn profile
You can find out more about TeamWILD at http://teamwildathletics.com.
You can follow TeamWILD on twitter
You can follow Mari on twitter
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We have raised $22,958.19 toward our $30,000.00 goal. Please donate or join.
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