2019 - My 22nd Rochester Tour...
There was a bit of a hiccup in 2018, some minor incident involving a kidney stone. But 2019 will be a return to normalcy. Your team, the Wheezers & Geezers, will be back in full force to go above and beyond its 2018 record-setting performance as the #1 Friends & Family fund raising team with over $45,500 - a total we were truly honored to have achieved with the fantastic help of our great sponsors.
For the past 21 summers, the American Diabetes Association mission has remained consistent: to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all those affected by it. Diabetes is the healthcare crisis of our time. The ADA estimates there are more than 100 million Americans impacted by diabetes, whether Type I, Type II, or pre-diabetes. This latter category - those who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease within a decade - continues to grow. Many are not even aware of their condition or of their risks, so I encourage everyone to take the ADA's risk test for themselves. You can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/pp9cswj
The ADA leads the battle against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, and provides advocacy to those denied their rights because of diabetes. (For example, check out: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/)
ADA-funded research is making progress toward a cure but we are not there yet. Please support ADA's efforts with a donation by selecting the "Click Here to Sponsor Me" button. You will be funding research for a cure that will help save lives, perhaps that of someone you love!
My "skin in the game" again this year is my personal pledge to match each donation received of $25 or more with an additional $22 to the American Diabetes Association in recognition of this, my 22nd Rochester Tour de Cure. I've taken a deep breath and set my personal goal at $15,150, to build on the $14,173 we raised together in 2017, our best year ever, and over $12,000 in 2018. Every dollar helps to fund for research into the cure and prevention of diabetes, and to provide support to all the millions of people affected by diabetes.
Future generations CAN live in a world without this disease. Together, we can achieve this goal. Thank you for your commitment and support.
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