JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Ride To A Cure
This week’s blog post is a shout out to Mike Murzyn. I have know him for many a year and his dedication to the cause has never wavered. This week we stumbled across each other on Facebook as we sometimes do and I offered to put the power of this blog to use.
Mike fights Type 1 Diabetes more doggedly than anyone I know. Tirelessly believing in the power of humanity to develop a cure. Each year there is a bike race which he is in. Bikes are another passion of Mike’s. Specifically, the type of 10 speeds that we all rode, if we were lucky, as kids. Certainly not the carbon fiber creations of modern technology, but, as Mike so succinctly puts it, they will outlast us all 🙂
Mike fixes these bikes and offers them up for free to those in need and yet if one can find it in their heart and pocketbook, donations are gladly accepted in exchange for bikes. This is what we call a Win Win Win. Everyone benefits! Below are two links, both worthy of your time:
This is Mike’s Facebook Bike page, so many cool bikes!
This one is to the donation page for Mike’s Bike Ride to stamp out Type 1 Diabetes.
Did you know T1D:
- Is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin – a hormone essential to turning food into energy.
- Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
- Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure – yet. But JDRF is working every day to change that.
So go, be happy and donate. There is a rumor that Spring will come quicker if you donate.
Thanks Mike, for the opportunity to be of service!