I am riding because the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling/run 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 had gestational Diabetes with both Conner and Blake. I am told most women who get this, have Type 2 diabetes within 6 years. I have made it 17 years, and have been able to hold it off with diet an exercise. I was recently diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes so the fight for me continues! As you know I sit on the board and each year I try to help get us a little bit closer to solving Diabetes and this ride/run is just one of the ways I do it.
I am committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not 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!