Welcome from Melody!
LEADING BY EXAMPLE. UNITED BY A CAUSE.
As a Type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump, I registered to participate in the Tour de Cure again this year and have raised $1,650.00 for the cause so far (thank you, friends and family!). Type 1 diabetes used to be called Juvenile Diabetes because it frequently strikes in childhood. Caused by an immune system attack on the pancreas, it cannot be prevented at this time and there is no cure.
Every donation makes a difference. The money we raise funds diabetes research, information programs, and advocacy efforts that support the nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes (of whom 5 to 10% are Type 1), and the 86 million with pre-diabetes.
I am grateful for all of those willing to help, and I thank you all for supporting me! For donations of $5 or more, please let me know of a person or pet you would like to honor or remember with a few words that Beanie Boone will be proud to carry on a little scroll during our 34 mile ride for the cure.
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