The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
On Sunday, June 12, 2011 my husband Patrick will be participating in the Palo Alto Tour de Cure as part of the Lockheed-Martin team. As a company their goal is to raise $130K and as of today they have raised $104,804.34. Our personal goal was to raise $1000 and thanks to our friends and family our goal was easily met. Now we really want to challenge our friends and have raised that goal to $1500.
Why is this important to us? I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 1990 so this is really personal to me. I didn't ask for diabetes and to quote a friend "it sucks." My biggest supporter in living with diabetes is my husband Patrick. It's not just my disease it's OUR disease. He rides because he enjoys it, but every year he does this ride FOR ME and the countless others who live with Type I and Type II diabetes.
Please consider making a donation. Any amount is appreciated because every dollar goes towards programs to educate and for a cure. Below is the link to Patrick's Tour de Cure page.