Champions for The Cause.

I want to recognize a few people today. I like shining a light on someone else’s accomplishments. It helps me to remember that I’m not the only one with an important story to tell.

You’ve probably read about Jeff Mather, Victoria Cumbow, and Moira McCarthy, and their participation in the JDRF Ride for a Cure in California this past weekend. Congratulations to all for making it through the day!

Obviously, there are no circumstances under which biking through Death Valley is easy. It’s hard. 100 degree heat, altitude fluctuations from sea level to 1,250 feet, and a 105 mile course. Think about that for a second… now, add diabetes to the ride (like Victoria and Jeff had to do). I am in awe of their accomplishments, and a little jealous too. I wish I could’ve been there. But this is not about me.

It’s about the amazing amounts of money these people raised for JDRF. Together, the three of them raised over 52 thousand dollars to help fund research and find a cure. Can you believe that? Do you know how significant that is?

So before too much time gets away, let me say it: Thank you. Thank you for doing this for me. Thank you for doing this for the kids. Thank you for doing this for the parents.

Your efforts, both physical and financial, are a big shot in the arm (no pun intended) for all of us affected by this disease. In my book, you are all Champions.

Now get some rest.

To read Victoria’s story, click here

To read Jeff’s story, click here

To read Moira’s story, click here

There’s still time to contribute to one or more of these riders:

Victoria Cumbow

Jeff Mather

Moira McCarthy

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  • scully  On October 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Yay! love the sharing game!


  • Scott K. Johnson  On October 25, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Yep, yep! A fine group of super heroes you’ve listed!


  • Jeff  On October 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for pointing people to our stories! It was an amazing ride, and I really hope the money translates into new therapies for us soon.


    • StephenS  On October 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Jeff… it’s a story worth telling. Again and again.


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