Diabetes Prevention, One Mile at a Time
Recently I bought a new bicycle, and I decided to put it to good use by raising some money for a good cause: diabetes prevention and research. Since diabetes is present on both sides of my family—and in several of my good friends—I am committing myself to fighting this debilitating disease. (One relative recently had his second foot amputation!)
This is why I’m riding: 29.1 Million Americans Have Diabetes. The money raised for the Association funds critical diabetes research, information programs, and advocacy efforts that support the nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. with diabetes, and the 86 million with pre-diabetes.
I hope you can help me fight diabetes by making a donation to the American Diabetes Association this June as I ride the Chicagoland Tour de Cure. That’s right, I’m returning to the area where I spent four years blissfully bicycling the forest preserves, lakeside trails, and back roads in the 1980s. Well, something about approaching 60 has pulled my chain and I signed up for the 65-mile route on June 11. I’ve been riding around Marysville, Yuba City, and the beautiful American River Parkway in Sacramento to train for the ride.
I showed up for an evening ride with a local cycling group recently and turned out I was more than twice the age of everyone else. Undaunted, I climbed aboard and ended up having a great time riding in the Sutter Buttes. Amazing how bright the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, and the Pleiades shone in the moonless sky just ten miles out of town . . .
Here’s an incentive to donate: I will match every dollar you give with one of my own. My goal is $500; please consider helping me reach it.
Thanks so much,
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