Together we can make a difference
SO MANY LIVES ARE TOUCHED BY DIABETES. CHANCES ARE YOUR LIFE IS TOO.
I’m riding in the Tour de Cure because I’ve seen how diabetes can devastate a family and I want to make a difference. My Aunt Stacia, Aunt Maureen and my own father’s health were compromised and their lives shortened due to complications from this invisible, sneaky disease. I know too many others who have to “take a sugar pill” or have a glucose monitor. Chances are you know someone who’s been affected by diabetes too.
While diabetes has caused my family sadness and frustration, I also have hope and see so much progress. As an employee of the ADA I am inspired by research from Dr. Gu and countless others leading the way to more effective treatments, better management and one day a cure. Over the summer I met hundreds of children and teens at the ADA’s summer camps who have become competitive athletes, top students, accomplished artists and great friends all while learning to confidently managing their type 1 diabetes around the clock.
On September 23rd, DC businesses, community leaders and my friends and family , are coming together to put the diabetes conversation front and center and raise money to accelerate the progress of research, advocacy and outreach to help others. Whether you choose to ride or walk, I promise it will be a fun and impactful day.
If diabetes has touched your life or you just want to make a difference, please join my team.
Thank you for your support!
P.S. If you can’t make it on the 23rd, you can participate as a virtual walker or make a donation.
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