Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tour de Cure

Hey all--
I thought I would post a note from my sister, who is an avid cycler, and does a lot of tours and, you know, Pleasure Cruises through the Austrian Alps and what-not (she is a very serious athlete, and yes, she can kick your ass, thanks for asking). 
This year, she is doing the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association (a short, 67 miles, which is no big deal, right DC?), and she would love your help!
So, without further adieu...

Hi Everyone,

I recently accepted the challenge of cycling in the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure fund-raising event with the Schering Plough cycling "team".  The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide.  The Tour is a ride, not a race; it features different route lengths from a family-friendly 13-mile course to a challenging 100-mile journey.  I've opted for the 100k (67 mile) ride that starts in central New Jersey (Basking Ridge) on June 6th. I have joined thousands of others who will pedal in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of more than 23 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and over 57 million people in the United States with pre-diabetes.

It's fast and easy to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by selecting the link below or directly to me in the form of a check made out to the American Diabetes Association.

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against this deadly disease. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. If you want to do even more to help, please consider joining me in this great event - there are 30 and 13 mile options at this event for riders who don't want to spend hours in the saddle. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes!

More information on the American Diabetes Association, its programs and diabetes in general can be found at the Association's Web site:

For more information on Tour de Cure, please visit

Thanks for your support!

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