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2019 Tour de Cure: Oregon/SW Washington

Carb Lovers Unite

Carb Lovers Unite Team is making a difference. You can too!

I (Sandra, Team Captain) became involved with the American Diabetes Association and the Tour de Cure in 2018.  June 14th is my "diaversary" - the anniversary of my diabetes diagnosis.  In July, a few weeks after I was diagnosed, I participated in my first Tour de Cure.  Later in September, tests showed that I, in fact, have Type 1 diabetes (T1D). According to, "there is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D. Presently, there is no known cure. T1D is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels."  

A large, strong and thriving T1D community exists. So many people are out here who continue to manually manage their body's insulin since the pancreas is no longer able to.  For anyone with T1D, it is comforting to know we are not alone in this. We can be thankful for the efforts of the American Diabetes Association and the T1D community, the Tour de Cure and the Carb Lovers Unite team!

Please join our team - Carb Lovers Unite - for the 2019 Tour de Cure on Saturday, July 27, 2019, or consider sponsoring any member of the Tour de Cure for 2019. 

Events: 104 Mile, 69 Mile, 49 Mile, 30 Mile, 10 Mile Ride, or 5K Run/Walk

Registration fee: $30 - all participation types by July 26, and $35 day of.
Fundraising Minimum: Cyclists: $200 ($50 kids 18 and under); Runners/Walkers: Fundraising Encouraged but not required.

We can all be thankful for the Tour de Cure run/walk distance of 3 miles that starts at 11:00 in the morning. No cold, "oh dark thirty" running necessary! We may even have time for coffee and breakfast ahead of the ride/run.

When you donate:

• You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
• You advocate for a child discriminated against in school because of diabetes.
• You fund life-saving research.
• You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes.

Today alone over 4,100 people will be diagnosed and more than 30 million adults and children in the United States are living with this terrible disease. Help us reach our goal!

Current research is striving to make lives better *now* for all those managing T1D all the while remaining committed to finding a cure. Efforts are being put towards things such as: artificial pancreas, beta cell replacement, prevent/slow/reverse complications, glucose control, immunotherapies, prevention, and beta cell regeneration. More progress in diabetes research has been made in 2018 than in the previous 8 - 10 years combined. These are exciting times, and your donation will help!

When we bring together dedicated team members and generous donors, the power we have as a group far outweighs what any of us could do alone.  We are determined to reach our team goal, one person at a time. Please join us at the start line so we can share the finish line - of this event AND of this disease!

Thank you so much for your donation/participation!

Carb Lovers Unite

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Amount Raised: $990.00

Goal: $500.00

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Tour de Cure is the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association with cycling, running and walking options. The campaign has been expanded to include more members of our community and bring them together to learn about diabetes, healthy living and to support people living with diabetes. Tour de Cure is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens.

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