Goin for the ride of a lifetime. You are welcome to come along.
Welcome to my fundraising page!
I am asking you to support me in the Tour de Cure® because finding a cure for diabetes means so much to me.
I joined the 2020 "Tour de Cure" of Silicon Valley as a returning participant, having participated in this event 6 times and this year I have set loftier goals for both my team and myself. It is my hope that you would also like to see a cure someday. As you know, research is costly and so too is the cost for all that the ADA does and will continue to do. With your donation the ADA can continue to conduct that research and continue to advocate for millions of American's. Your donation serves a two-fold purpose. By raising money, every dollar donated get's me and my team closer to being able to participate as athlete's and the other is that your donation will, as I mentioned above, allow the ADA the ability to continue doing what they do. I am a proud San Jose City College student and putting this team together, is teaching me how to be a leader, role model, organizer, and with the Associated Student Government' s talents, I am also learning to work as a team. I have never taken on a project of this magnitude or importance, and with my supporting cast, we will assemble this team and I promise, if I get 25 students to join me, I will raise our goal to $6,000 and if my team membership is 50, I will raise it to $12,500. I am going to challenge some of the local corporations and see if I can get just one to match whatever our total is on June 13,2020. With the talent pool I'll be working with, I don't see finding a matching donor to be an insurmountable goal. My participation in this event started 6 years ago and I have been a registered participant every one of those years, including the Central South Texas "Tour de Cure" in San Marcos, Tx. You are probably wondering why I chose this event and how it has developed into a passion of mine. My family has been plagued by this disease for decades and the complications that come with it. My father, my uncle and just a few months ago, my ex-wife. All three suffered for many years prior to their death's and it is not only their death that reverberates through my mind, but the suffering that they all endured. Pain caused by neuropathy, glaucoma, multiple amputations, which were caused by infections that the immune system could not combat, with my ex-wife, it was deep vein thrombosis. I also have close friends, one who was laid to rest just this afternoon, who have diabetes or at risk of becoming diabetic and I want to do what I can, and I'm sure my teammates feel the same way. I have chosen to ride the longest route the event has, which is a 74 mile bike ride. With each mile I intend to ride, I will atempt to donate a dollar for every mile, every month. So, it is my hope that there was a word, a sentence or maybe it was my whole story, that will spur you to want to make a donation or become a team member. Whichever you choose, I want to thank you in advance. By the way, and this is for potential team members, one of the perks of putting together a large team, is that we will have our own tent at the event. How cool would that be. Let's go Jags. Let's show the ADA what we can do in support of their cause. Remember, the money you donate today will not only allow me to ride 74 miles this year, but will give a man, woman or child who is suffering from the devastating effects of diabetes, a chance to receive treatment, that they might not otherwise receive. Your generosity today will also fund research that the American Diabetes Association is so intent on doing.
Help Me Reach My Goal! When you donate:
- You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
- You advocate for a child with diabetes to have the same learning opportunities at school.
- You fund life-saving research.
- You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes.
By participating in the Tour de Cure, I hope to inspire others to join me and raise money.
Thank you ,
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