I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Type 2 Diabetes, right before Christmas. Upon hearing this it was apparent that my lifestyle was about to change, as well as not being able to have those yummy sweet Christmas time treats. I have since then changed my eating and exercise habits in order to better my health so I can be around longer to see my 2 young sons grow up. One of the main things I have done for exercise is by riding my bike.
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.
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.
Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes like myself 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!