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2020 Tour de Cure: Oregon

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Dare to Inspire. Making a Difference.

Our team is supporting the American Diabetes Association because we want to make a difference. We want to lead. We want to inspire. We want to empower. We want a cure!

TeamNakagawa is our group of friends who have joined us and our cause - to improve the lives of everyone affected by diabetes. We have grown from a "party of two" to a full peloton of 16 riders in 2019.

What does it take to join our team?

  • Join us by bicycle (we have riders doing all distances from 5 miles to 100 miles) Join us by walking or running (we have walkers)
  • Join us by volunteering an hour of your time on event day
  • Join us remotely (virtual riders/walkers)

Cheer us on at the finish party (virtual participants)
In other words, anyone can join our team. Be a part of the story telling (and sharing).

Here's Kent's story as Team Captain:

I am a rider because of Margo, my wife, who has been living with T2 diabetes for over a decade. I see the negative impact it has on her life every day. I feel the negative impact it has on my life (indirectly) as well.  In 2019, I was also diagnosed as T2 diabetic, to add to the impact on our lives.

I am a team captain because it is my way to inspire my friends to help make a difference. They have their own stories of people in their lives affected by diabetes.

I am a diabetes advocate, because of the stories I have shared, and continue to share with people such as you.

My story goes back to my first ride in 2004. The more stories I have heard, the more I have been involved. From designing the Hillsboro routes in 2009, managing the ride as Ride Director, inspiring the volunteer planning group as Event Chairman, and recently as a Community Leadership Board Member, my purpose and story has grown stronger and clearer. I am doing what I can to improve the lives of everyone affected by diabetes. All this as a VOLUNTEER. That's the most powerful donation that I can offer to my own cause.

It is my hope that by sharing these stories of hope - the programs, seminars, research, and connections that the American Diabetes Association enables through donations, and the lives that are improved as a result - that you'll find a reason to donate to my cause. Unfortunately, I have found that this is not a difficult task. Everyone knows a diabetic - family, friend, colleague. And there is something that the ADA is actively doing that already improves their lives - or can improve their lives if they KNEW about what is available.

The American Diabetes Association serves all diabetics (type 1 and type 2). A third of its mission is in research. Not only research for a cure (like JDRF), but research for LIVING with diabetes (treatment, stability, monitoring). A third of the mission is education. Doctors (new approaches), patients (treatments), and providers (schools, day care, workplace). And a third of the mission is advocacy. Diabetic discrimination, fear, prejudice, etc. And all three of these missions are happening at the local level. The money I raise stays in Oregon and SW Washington.

So let us introduce you to a great team of people, with lots of stories to share. And help us inspire others to make a difference!


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Amount Raised: $3,486.00

Goal: $10,000.00

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The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

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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