Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
I ride in memory of my mom, a diabetic who passed away in 2010. I remember all the morning blood sugar readings and the frustrations that she had when the meter read high numbers. She had her first major heart attack when she was 62. Diabetes is such a progressive disease that impacts friends and family. In December 2013 I decided to ride this ride for her. My father was so proud and honored that I was doing it for her. Unfortunately, a few weeks after I signed up for the 2014 ride my dad passed away due to complications from suffering a stroke. I now continue to ride for both of my parents. This year I will be riding the family route with my son Alex while my husband Shane does the 5K with Ben. We are excited to participate as a family this year!
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!
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