Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
Henrietta and I are once again raising money for diabetes research and treatment through the Tour de Cure bike ride in Rhode Island being held on June 3.
It seems that every time I mention that I am a diabetic, the person I am talking to says something like "So am I" or "my dad is one, too" or "I have an aunt who's diabetic" or a similar statement. It seems everyone knows at least one diabetic. It's an epidemic.
According to the 2014 Statistics Report done by the CDC it was found that, “Diabetes Mellitus affects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States and is the 7th leading cause of death. It also increases the chances of mortality, as well as the risk for heart attack, kidney failure, and blindness” While the number of people with diabetes in the US continues to grow, the number of new cases has been declining since 2009, after decades of increases in new cases. In 2014, more than 29 million people had diabetes in the United States, of whom 7 million people remain undiagnosed. As of 2012 another 57 million people were estimated to have prediabetes."
What will it be in ten years? Again, from Wikipedia: "...the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that 1 in 3 Americans born after 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetie."
1 in 3. Think about that for a minute. 1 in 3.
We need to stop this disease and soon. Every dollar you donate will help us do that. Please give generously.
You can donate to Henrietta’s ride at:
You can donate to Tom’s ride at:
If you prefer to donate by check, please make the check out to the American Diabetes Association and mail it to:
PO Box 1827
Mashpee, MA 02649
Please help us defeat this epidemic and thank you for your contribution to defeat diabetes.
Henrietta and Tom
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