Escape The Bucket

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Tour de Cure

http://main.diabetes.org/goto/escapethebucket

This is my 4th year riding in the Tour de Cure in honor of my father.

I will only be riding 40 miles this year, but I will also be doing the Keuka Lake Triathlon the next day, so a very busy weekend for me to prepare for Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City in September.

See last year's 2017 Tour de Cure Ride on Strava here:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1030398343

See last year's 2018 Tour de Cure Ride on Strava here:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1628022285

Thanks to the generous support of my friends and family, I have raised $6,259 for diabetes research in the last two years: $1,554 in 2016, $2,205 in 2017, and $2,500 in 2018.

My goal is to raise $2,500 again in 2019 with your help.

It has been 37 years since my father was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, and there have been great advancements made in researching and treatment for this debilitating disease since then:

http://www.diabetes.org/research-and-practice/student-resources/history-of-diabetes.html

It’s been over 19 years since Type I Diabetes took my father’s life, and every day that we get closer and closer to a cure I am grateful that other families will not have to suffer through the loss of their loved ones.

To help support my efforts, to make an impact, and to shape the future of diabetes, please click on the link above.

I am forever grateful for your support. Together we can Stop Diabetes!

FOLKS, HERE ARE THE STAGGERING STATS...

  • Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and face its devastating consequences.
  • In New York alone, 2,072,000 people have diabetes. That's 12% of our population!
  • 517,000 have diabetes but don't know it. 5,412,000 New Yorkers have prediabetes.
  • $21.6 billion is spent on the cost of diabetes in New York each year.
  • People with diabetes have medical expenses 2.3 times higher than those who do not have diabetes.
  • $15.8 billion was spent on direct medical expenses for diabetes in 2012 in New York State.
  • $ 5.8 billion was spent on indirect costs from lost productivity in 2012 in New York State due to diabetes.
  • In 2015, The National Institute on Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) spent $99,559.248 on diabetes related research in New York.
  • In 2015, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Diabetes Translation Program, spent $5,081,315 on diabetes prevention and education in New York.
  • Diabetes is a pandemic- Every 21 seconds, someone in America hears the words, "You have Diabetes."

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