Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page! (Why I Ride)
I am riding in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure for the third year in a row because it 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 also riding as a personal challenge to myself as I am a Type 2 diabetic. Although my disease is well controlled through oral medication thanks to the great care of a wonderful doctor, as well as the support of my great family, I can still improve my well being through an improved healthy life style. My continued training over the next few months for this bike ride will allow me to improve my health, reduce my weight, and perhaps reduce my reliance on medication.
29 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes and 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. I am committed to this ride and to raise money in this inspirational event. Won't you help me start a chain reaction?
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 am the Team Captain again this year for my corporate team, Team Leidos - Greater Maryland. Leidos will match our donations for each employee who reaches $500 this year. So please help me reach that goal quickly and gain the company matching funds!
As always thank you for your continued support and donations on my behalf for this wonderful cause.
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