Hello everyone. I am in the process of participating in the Le Tour Challenge that Versus TV, MapMyRide.com, and Cannonball are putting on. I will be riding my bike to raise money for Diabetes research and education. Below is my standard letter that I have been sending out. If you are able to help, there are a number of ways to donate including by text message, online, and check, just take a look at this website here:
Thank you all for your support and donations.
I have decided to join thousands of fellow cyclists from across the country in this year's Versus-MapMyRide Le Tour Challenge in an effort to raise money to help the fight against diabetes and further the mission of the American Diabetes Association. I am asking for your help. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Diabetes Association improve the lives of people suffering from the disease through community-based education programs, advocacy, and the funding of critical research towards a cure.
As you may know, diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Nearly 24 million Americans are living with diabetes. If current trends continue, one out of three children will face a future with diabetes. This is a startling statistic and your donation can help to stem the tide of this terrible disease.
I know my participation in this year's Versus - MapMyRide Le Tour Challenge benefiting the American Diabetes Association will make a difference. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by supporting me with a donation. You can follow the link below to my personal Web page to make a secure, 100% tax deductible donation. To make an offline donation, please visit my page and download the check submission form.
Together we can help in the fight against diabetes!
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to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.