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2019 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!
This year is full of first for me. This year is the event will be held in Rohnert Park at Sonoma State University, and the event has moved to the last Sunday in June (6/30/2019), and, on a more personal note, this is the first year that I am Team Captain for one of the largest teams in the event! I am super honored to be asked to take over the role from our previous capatain who retired at the end of last year and am excited to see how I can help our team continue to acheive the level of excellence we are known for.
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 both my and 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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