Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
I am riding because the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling event to me. It is my opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.
As a previous rider of the Tour de Cure, I have learned that this ride is so much more than just a "bike ride." Not knowing much about diabetes the first time I rode, I was unsure what to expect. After arriving at the race, I was blown away by the knowledge, compassion, and support everyone had to offer. It amazes me that this silent disease, which can take over a person's entire body, can be so unknown to the public eye. I too was oblivious to how life changing this disease really is.
In November of 2012, my four year old granddaughter, Adelyn, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, I have learned to understand and appreciate what a diabetic goes through every day, hour, and minute of their life. It is incredible how much planning goes into living day to day as a diabetic.
I am committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it. Won?t you help me start a chain reaction?
Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation on my behalf or by joining my team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!
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