Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ride for diabetes

I just received this email from one of my cousins and wanted to pass it along to the world:

Hey everyone, hope all is well. We just wanted to give you all an update on the benefit ride that we are doing. I'm sure most of you knew my father, Dennis. For those of you who don't, he was a wonderful husband and father. On September 12, 2000, he past away of diabetes. Again, for those of you who aren't familiar with diabetes, diabetes is a very debilitating disease. Diabetes is the number one cause of heart disease and blindness in the United States, among many other painful and heart wrenching problems.
So a couple of months ago, Ricky and I decided to do a ride (motorcycle) for diabetes. We've talked to the American Diabetes Association and they are having a walk for diabetes on October 24, 2009, and they want our ride to kick off their walk! We have gotten numerous merchandise donations from local bike shops for our raffle that we are holding for the ride. We are also charging a $10 per bike fee, and we are going to have a 50/50 raffle, and are having food and drinks. I have also gotten my college involved in this ride/walk. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS THAT WE RAISE ARE GOING TO THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION!!!!
The reason for this e-mail is to let you know what we are doing, and also to give you the link for our web-site if you would like to participate. We know times are tough right now, but every little bit helps. We are splitting what we raise between the diabetes children's camp here in Kentucky and the other half towards finding a cure for diabetes, it will all go towards research for finding a cure for this disease. For those of you who have already donated, we can't thank you enough! Not only does it mean the world to Ricky,me, and my family; but I know it means the universe to all of those with diabetes! I know what we are doing may seem small, but we believe that all the contributions we raise will make a huge difference. So please help us succeed in our dream. Thank you for you time, we love and miss you all!
Love, Jessica, Ricky, and Jilyian
And the link to our page where you can donate, or just to look around is;

Diabetes is becoming more and more common. One of the best ways to help is to provide money for research and one day hopefully a cure. I encourage you to open your heart and donate or hop on your Harley and join the ride!

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