In December, I had jotted down a list of races and events for 2009 that I would potentially be interested in doing. About a month ago I looked over that list again, knowing that my knee is healing fast and I am feeling strong enough to get back into training.
That was when I came across the Tour de Cure on my list. Initially, I struggled with choosing the distance I wanted to ride as well as the idea of having to "ask" people to help me raise the required $150. It wasn't until now that I made the decision to participate, full-fledged.
On Saturday, June 20, 2009, I will be riding 32 miles in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event. I am not going to beg you to make a donation, but want you all to keep in mind that even $5 will make a difference if you choose to do so. I think it is possible to raise twice the required denomination, setting a goal of $300. If you would like to donate, click here to go to my Tour de Cure web page and proceed to click the "Click Here to Sponsor Me" button. I have also placed a link in my sidebar if you choose to come back later and donate. All donations are tax-deductable.
Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes. No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of more than 23 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Thanks!
Sidenote: If you have a friend or family member affected by diabetes and would like me to ride in "honor" of them, please feel free to share their name and/or story by emailing me at email@example.com, or leave a comment in this post. Between now and June 20, I will be taking stories and names, and will figure out a way to have those with me on my ride.