Why I Will be Riding the Tour de Cure

Note: This page refers to the 2013 Tour De Cure, which I already completed. (in about 6hrs 45 minutes)

I am riding because the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling event to me. My mother had diabetes and was taken away from us earlier than she should have been, as a result of diabetes related health issues. I miss her very much and would love to see a cure for diabetes happen soon so that other people and their family and friends don't have to suffer from its effects. 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 in the 100 mile ride and raise money in this inspirational event not only 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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