For those of you who don't already know I am a Type II diabetic.
I will be riding in my fourth consecutive Tour de Cure ito raise money for the American Diabetes association to help find a cure for this disease.
In the three prior years I've raised about $ 30,000 total and had the privilege of riding with the bib #! and Champions Jersey one of those years.
I'm doing it again this September and am asking again for your suppot to reach my goal of $ 10,000, and hope you can help me get there.
Below is the boilerplate fundraising message they provide to entice you to donate and support me and the cause. My plea is to donate if you have the ability and desire. It's a great cause and might benefit me and MILLIONS of others one day. I'm riding anyway and donated myself!!
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!