In 2023, I will once again be riding in the “Tour de Cure” in support of the American Diabetes Association." An annual event where bicyclists from all over the country come together to help raise money to fight diabetes.
I will be participating for the ninth straight year and will be riding 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) throughout the Vermilion County area on September 23rd.
I do this ride each year to support those who struggle with diabetes on a daily basis, including those within my own family.
I also do this ride in memory of my big brother, Stuart Barnes, who died from diabetes complications in October of 2020.
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 asking you to support me in the Tour de Cure because finding a cure for diabetes is urgent and personally means so much to me. For over 30 years, Tour de Cure has helped impact communities nationwide and I’m riding to support the over 34 million Americans living with diabetes. Help Me Reach My Goal!
When you donate you make an immediate impact:
• You spread awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes.
• You advocate for a child with diabetes to have the same learning opportunities at school.
• You fund life-saving research that will bring us closer to a cure.
• You provide access to community programs and free resources that help those living with diabetes.
By participating in the Tour de Cure, I hope to inspire others to join me in this vital mission.
Thank you for making a generous donation to this cause that is so important to me.