What I am doing and why
There is a new case of diabetes diagnosed every 17 seconds. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 26 million children and adults in this country and another 79 million with prediabetes. Diabetes can lead to kidney failure, blindness, and circulation problems leading to limb amputations.
On December 19th, 2013 I received the news that I have joined the 26 million other diabetics in the US. Diabetes has affected both sides of my family and with the strong genetic links with Type 2 diabetes, I was at high risk of developing this disease. I am confident with the current research and developments in diabetes care, that I will be able to manage this disease.
Funds that I raise go to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for research, education, and advocacy for those with diabetes.
My diabetes educator uses educational information and standards from the ADA in teaching me how to live with diabetes. Additionally, our local ADA chapter holds workshops on living with diabetes that helps those in our community affected by diabetes. Each year the ADA sends children with diabetes in our community to a diabetes-specific summer camp that ensures that they are able to participate in camp outing that has staff that are knowlegable about diabetes and provides a safe environment for the campers.
The ADA's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. They lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. They deliver services to hundreds of communities. They provide objective and credible information. They give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Support Me in Tour de Cure!
I will be cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fundraising event in Colorado Springs, CO on September 27, 2014. Please join our team, the Castle Rock-Stars or support us with a donation by selecting the "Sponsor Me" button. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. So let's get in gear and ride to Stop Diabetes!
Help Make a Difference in the fight against diabetes!
Each mile I ride, and the funds I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
No matter the size, your generous gift will help improve the lives of nearly 24 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!
Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!