Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#22 - Hope on 2 Wheels #NHBPM

My friend, Scott Kasper is doing something pretty amazing and I am so happy to share it with you here.  

Scott and I 'met' shortly after Nate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  I read this post by Scott on Six Until Me and stalked him until I found him ---- not only did I adore his photography but also his fantastic way of positively sharing his family's story of living without limits.  Scott and his wife, Rachel have 3 boys, 2 of which have type 1. Both Rachel and Scott raised over $15,000 this year for JDRF by participating in the JDRF Ride to Cure. Aaaaaamazing!

Scott and his friend, Michael Chadwick have now founded Hope on 2 Wheels which will promote the need to find a cure for type 1 through cycling.  Please see below for more information on Hope on 2 Wheels and then go 'like' their Facebook page to show your support. 

There are approximately 3 million Americans living with Type 1 Diabetes. More than 40 children are newly diagnosed with T1D every single day! According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), approximately 1 out of every 20 people with T1D will DIE from low blood sugar. Hope on 2 Wheels riders will work to help raise awareness of JDRF activities aimed at prevention, improved treatment, and ultimately a cure for T1D

General Information
In June 2012, a group of cyclists will leave JDRF headquarters in New York City and ride non-stop, nearly 250 miles, to Washington, DC. Our ride will be a symbolic journey on which we will travel with a message of hope!

We HOPE that the FDA hastens the process to approve new and innovative therapies and devices, not the least of which is the Artificial Pancreas!

We HOPE that Congress continues to fund the various research initiatives aimed at prevention, improved treatment, and ultimately the cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

We HOPE that our efforts in completing this physical challenge will raise awareness about the struggles that our children face every day!

We HOPE that our efforts in completing this physical Challenge will raise awareness about the JDRF Ride to Cure program (http://www.ride.jdrf.org/) and the amazing contribution of those riders toward funding the cure for T1D!!

Our HOPE travels on 2 Wheels!!!

Our mission is to promote awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in an effort to help JDRF, through its Ride to Cure program, raise money for improved therapies and ultimately the cure.

We're not doing this for any awards...we're doing this to cure our children!

If you like what we're doing, please consider getting on a bicycle and signing up for one of the amazing JDRF Ride to Cure weekends. If you can't join a ride, please consider making a donation by sponsoring a rider!

SO ---- GO!  Go 'LIKE' them on Facebook so you can keep up with what they are up to and let's all cheer them on in!!!   https://www.facebook.com/hopeon2wheels

Also, if you are looking for a new medical ID, visit the website of Scott's wife, Rachel, at RescueMeIDs! 

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J


Holly said...

That's awesome! My husband would *love* to ride for them! : ) He loves to do the century rides for ADA, but he hasn't even done the JDRF one yet (not one near us). Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! : )

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