Ted Mora - Welcome to My 2018 Tour de Cure Web Page!
Hello again all.
Colleen and I (and the rest of our illustrious dedicated team) are riding Sunday June 10th in the Tour De Cure for Diabetes and ADA. As you know my Dad has diabetes, and many of you may not know but Colleen’s Dad passed away from complications with diabetes. We know so many people that have the disease; most with no choice due to the way their bodies process insulin, a few due to self-inflicted reasons, and still others due to the medications they are on (in Dad’s example), but to us we are riding for everyone with Diabetes! This year's ride means even more to us based on some recent health revelations within our family - who would have guessed!
The support we received last year from each and every one of you was absolutely overwhelming, repeat - overwhelming!!! Besides monetary donations our team received hundreds of emails of encouragement, wishes for a loved one (even a pet), and the most heartfelt thank yous for our participation. Thank us...no, thank you for all you do!! We mean it, thank you! Our team raised almost $9,000 dollars - no small feat, one you made possible. $9,000 DOLLARS!!!! Yikes!!!! Team Murf placed 3rd overall in the Family Fundraising category!
I myself am going to push to do the 100 mile leg like every year – hopefully the weather (and my body) hold out – pray for no rain, and NO WIND. Last year's ride was only 65 miles for me as the day before I particpated in the MS ride, a grueling 87 miles of wind terror!! We have been training so I am optimistic and crossing my fingers for our health and the weather. Colleen is going to do the 100 mile jaunt too!! I have no doubt she will do a great job and finish strong. Many of you may not remember but Colleen did the AIDS ride from Minnesota to Chicago in 2001 (over 500 miles in a week), so this should be a cake walk for her.
The link to my personal ADA webpage is http://main.diabetes.org/goto/TMora
So why do one ride when we can do two? That's right, two rides in une, this one and the MS Tour de Farms on the 24th. Piece of cake compared to what people afflicted with Diabetes or MS live with every day! Two days on the bike is nothing compared to the daily lives those afflicted will endure. And believe me, we are blessed just to be able to do it! Colleen and I are always trying to give back, either through our time or by donations. We are both VERY blessed and want to pay it forward so to speak. We are reaching out to you to help donate to our team for Sunday’s event.
Please – pass this along to anyone that you think would be interested in contributing, whether to our team or just to the cause – to us it’s irrelevant just as long as they contribute. As many of you know I fundraise for some amazing causes...what I have learned over the years is never be afraid to ask people to help, it may or may not lead to something. You won't know unless you ask...or send me the lead and I'll do all the work.
Thank you for the precious seconds you have spent reading this, and as many of you know I usually have some sort of smart ass comment in there somewhere, but this little note is all about the ride and the love for our family and friends. Wish us luck!!!!
Love and kisses!!
Ted Mora (and Colleen and all of Team Murf!!!!)
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