Please Support Me in the 2014 Silicon Valley Tour de Cure!
I will be cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising event in June 2014. Please support me with a donation by selecting the "Sponsor Me" button. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. The funds that you donate will be used to help prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people already affected by this very common and potentially deadly disease.
A few years ago, I was diagnosed as being prediabetic. Knowing what this meant for my future, I decided to take action. I've since decreased my weight through diet and exercise so that I am no longer considered prediabetic but barely so. My goal is to continue my efforts by training for the long distance route (120 km with over 5000 feet of climb) and maintaining my diet so that I will finally get below the maximum recommended weight for my height. By maintaining this effort for the past four years, I've established a new norm for my body so that it has become much easier for me to maintain a lower weight but I need to go further to be truly safe.
If you are faced with similar problems or you would just enjoy sharing bicycling rides, let me know. I love making this an effort with friends. If you are also motivated to raise funds for this group, please do so and maybe we could even ride together from Palo Alto to the ocean and back over the coastal mountains (with food stops along the way)--if you have never done it before, I can tell you that it is a wonderful adventure that you will never forget.
Whatever you can do wlll make a big difference to me and many others. Please help if you can.