Time to Ride Again!
LEADING BY EXAMPLE. UNITED BY A CAUSE.
It started with just one decision and one intention. I decided to make a difference in my life and the lives of others. This is my fourth ride, and seventh year overall, working with the ADA to find a cure for diabetes.
It's no secret that my father died of complications from diabetes. As did my grandmother, and my father in law had diabetes too. I had gestational diabetes with my second child. But I was lucky. It disappeared. I know so many people with the disease, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. 1.5 million. It was the 7th leading cause of death in 2015. We are very very close to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes, but we need your help. My team is All In For A Cause. Some of teammates are Red Riders, this means they are diabetic. We ride for them; this is a very personal cause for me.
This year I'm getting a very very late start on training and raising money. I ride in just two weeks! But exercise is a good way to keep diabetes at bay, and every little bit helps. This time I've gotten some help from my kids, who hit the road with me. My whole family loves to ride bikes, so at least I have company when training. And with the weather getting cooler, and the humidity leaving, training is fun.
I've ridden 33, 36, 50 and now 10 this year. This will be my first year in the DC Tour de Cure. In years past I've ridden the Northern Virginia Tour, which is beautiful, but I'm very excited for the DC ride. The streets will be closed and we'll ride along the monuments and memorials. So I'm really stoked because this is one of my favorite parts of my city, and most beautiful. For the first time bikes will roll along the Tidal Basin with no cars!
Please help, if you can, and donate to my ride. I've set a very low goal of $250 and I know we can meet that, with your help. If you can't donate, please come volunteer downtown DC, Sept. 23, 2017. Message me to find out how!!
Thank you for helping me, but more importantly, thank you for helping the millions living with this disease.
Tony, Sarah, Luke and Liza
If you think this page contains objectionable content, please inform the system administrator.