Friday, September 20, 2013

Almost "Go Time"

It's hard to believe that the months of training and fundraising are over and in just a few hours we'll be heading out for the 2013 JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Nashville, Tennessee. There are 515 riders, which makes this the largest JDRF ride ever. As of this morning this ride has raised $1.5 million, which is the most money ever raised by a ride. This is an amazing event to be part of. There are about 40 of us here from West Michigan. Some are riding, some are coaching, some are working in the bike room, and some are here as supporters. We will make a good showing tomorrow and when we're done we'll be 100 miles closer to finding a cure for diabetes.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year, both financially and emotionally. We hit our $9,000 family goal on Tuesday so we are ready to concentrate on just riding tomorrow. Wish us luck.

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