Dallas/Ft.Worth Tour de Cure
2020 will be my 9th year participating in the Tour de Cure and my 6th year as an employee of the American Diabetes Association. It is amazing to work for an organization that is committed to helping the 30 million Americans living with diabetes and the funding for the research for a cure. I would appreciate your support of the American Diabetes Association's vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.
Read on for my full story and why I am so committed to the American Diabetes Association. #ConnectedForLife
I first rode in the DFW Tour de Cure in 2012 with my Tough Cookie Team. It was such an amazing event! We came back in 2013 with a bigger team and raised even more money and earned a team tent to help us celebrate the day. In 2014, about a month before the Tour, I had an opportunity to accept a job at the American Diabetes Association ... managing the Tour de Cure! It is a dream job for me -- combining my two passions -- cycling and fundraising for the American Diabetes Association. My mom struggled with Type 2 diabetes for more than 35 years and passed away in November 2015. Now finding a cure is even more important to me!! Like most families, we know several others who have diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2 - and I want to find a cure to end this horrible disease.
I am committed to raise money in this inspirational event not because 30 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, 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.
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can help bend the curve on diabetes!
Go Tough Cookies and the American Diabetes Association!
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