2014 will mark my 7th consecutive year in the Napa Valley Tour de Cure. It also marks the 17th year for Team Bio-Rad. I will serve again as Team Captain for Team Bio-Rad and looking forward to serving our team in this role to continue building on our amazing success and record accomplishments in 2013.
In 2012, over 26 million people in the US (8.3% of the population) and over 245 million globally have diabetes. Nearly 2 million people over the age of 20 in the US were diagnosed with Diabetes in 2010 alone. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will develop diabetes sometime in their lifetime, and those with diabetes will lose, on average, 10-15 years of their life.*
Although I do not have diabetes, I am touched by the stories of the many of my friends and colleagues impacted by diabetes and inspired to join this effort for the seventh consecutive year to help find a cure for diabetes.
Please help make a difference!
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 donation will help improve the lives of more than 26 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, and 100's of millions abroad, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!
Thank you for your contribution to this very important cause!
2014 Team Bio-Rad Captain
*Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) fact sheet 2011.