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2018 Tour de Cure marks the 6th year of riding for a cure!
Five years ago when I rode in the Tour de Cure for the first time I did it during a very busy time in my life. But it was something I have wanted to do for some time and I did not want to miss the opportunity to finally fulfill that dream yet again because I was “too busy” to make it a priority. I am really glad I did it and was able to make my small contribution for a cause that actually touches my life.
Life has a way of picking up speed, just when you least expect it, but I was not only able to ride again the next year, but I made champion by earning enough donations from many of you. I have my friends and especially my family to thank for helping me achieve that goal, which I hope to acheive again this year for the fifth time running!
The first weekend of May is usually when Will and I celebrate our anniversary, and since he is a central reason I ride, I think it is fitting that I was able to talk him into joining me the year before. Not only did he ride again with me that year, but he made champion as well! Last year he trained and rode the 25 mile route, and said he thought he could do more next time! Here is to many more years of celebrating our anniversary together! Our daughter, Sage, rode along with me for two of the previous years, and hopes that soon she will have learned to ride well enough in time to be on her own bike. We are not there yet, but my riding gives her a good role model.
I am riding because the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure hits close to home for me, and not just because Napa is in the same county. Not only is my beloved husband, Will, diabetic, but I had gestatinal diabetes when pregnant with our daughter. Those facts both raise her risk for diabetes. The rest of this post is the suggested text, but I have left it here for you to read as well as it contains a compelling message.
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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