When my son Connor was eight years old, he got some news that would change his life forever. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes – a chronic disease with potentially fatal side effects. Although he was too young to fully comprehend the gravity of the diagnosis, his mother and I fully understood how serious this was.
Thirteen years later, Connor is now in college, leading an active life, and finished his first Ironman Competition last July in Lake Placid
Unlike type II diabetes, T1D is not caused by poor lifestyle choices. No one knows what triggers it. Despite being in tip top condition, Connor needs insulin daily, in order to stay alive.
Until there is a cure, Blood Glucose highs and lows can lead to catastrophic health problems or worse.
Thanks to our sponsors and other generous donors, great strides have been made in developing technology for better diabetes management. In fact, we are now on the cusp of having an artificial pancreas approved by the FDA.
How to Help – Become an Event Sponsor
Back in 2010, My family started the the A*Town Rumble. Its a fun event that brings together an eclectic mix of moped, classic scooter, modern scooter, and motorcycle riders for a series of rides and games. It also has become a top fundraising event.
Every sponsorship dollar goes directly to JDRF, to fund projects like the Artificial Pancreas Project and to ultimately find a cure for Connor and 3 million others suffering from this disease. Until a cure is found, T1D’s will always be at risk of suffering from serious health problems, including: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack, stroke and DEATH.
Tax deductible Sponsorship opportunities range from $125 – $1000.
CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Details and Benefits
How to Help – Sponsor a Rider
Alternatively, you can sponsor rider to show your support for that rider and JDRF. Rider sponsorship starts at just $10. By the way – you will find me listed as a rider to sponsor 🙂
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If you prefer to donate the old fashioned way by sending us a check, that works too! Please make the check out to: JDRF and mail to: A-Town Rumble, c/o Cindy Price, 2 N Lyons Ave, Menands, NY 12204.No tags for this post.