As you may know right before Christmas last year I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Upon hearing this my entire lifestyle was about to change. Now I have to take medicine and stick my fingers multiple times of the day to monitor my levels. It may not sound like much but when you only have 10 fingers you know it when you hit the same spot within the week! I have 2 very young children that I would like to see grow up so I have since learned to eat better and exercise more in order to continue to live a healthier lifestyle. Just by adding this biking into my exercise I have to say I feel 100 times better than I have. I feel like a younger monkey than an 45 year old one!
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. 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!