Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
Support Me in Tour de Cure!
Last year, I rode for the first time on my shiny new knees. The knees took me the entire 550 miles, without a hitch. This year, I am back again.I am once again planning on riding for the whole week, covering a familiar 550 miles through New England. Last year, the ride raised more than one quarter of a million dollars toward the ADA's efforts to end diabetes. We heard inspiring stories from riders who are dealing with this disease, and beneficiaries of the ADA who came to speak and thank us for riding. Really they were thanking you, the sponsors. For me, it will be the fourteenth year I have ridden the Tour. This year, the need for support of the cause is greater than ever. As a physician, I see the toll this disease takes on my patients every day. A recent new story predicted that the incidence of diabetes is expected to double in the next ten years! We cannot let that happen! At the same time, this is an exciting time in the field of diabetes research. Development of stem cell techniques and other advances in biological treatments have made a cure for diabetes tantalizingly close. New research has suggested that there may be more than the two types of diabetes, and maybe it should be thought of as a disease with five different subtypes. Research like this is supported by the ADA and allows for more targeted and effective treatment of the disease, and offers hope that we can dramatically decrease the side effects of diabetes, and some day, gain enough understanding that the disease may be curable, instead of just treated. I will be pedalling 550 miles through northern New England to support the American Diabetes Association. Please join me by contributing to this great cause. The American Diabetes Association supports the care and education of people with diabetes, as well as funding vital research leading toward a cure for this terrible disease.
Use the link on this page to conrtibute to my effort. I challenge you to pledge as much as you can, but ask that you consider a pledge of one dollar for each mile I ride. That way, you will be with me the entire way!
Help Make a Difference!
Each mile I ride, each dollar I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
No matter how small or large, your gift will help improve the lives of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease.
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!
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