Diabetic Cancer Survivor Rides to Inspire

| Apr 9, 2007

To be a cancer surviving athlete is to be admired. That has not been the case for me as a diabetic athlete. There has never been a special finish line acknowledging the courage, perseverance, and sheer determination it takes to live with diabetes and be out on that course riding, running, or walking. I want this to change.

Ride to Celebrate

That's why I invite you to ride your bike with me on Saturday, August 25, 2007, on the Colorado Tour de Cure. No matter who you are or what your abilities, as long as you can ride, you can do this. There are routes of 12 miles, 31 miles, 62 miles, and 100 miles. Pick your distance and ride as fast or slowly as you like. Be on my team, the Red Riders, or start your own team with family and friends.

Ride for Courage

If you are a person surviving diabetes, I implore you to ride this year and declare your status so that others have the opportunity to celebrate and be inspired by you. The Colorado Tour will be offering jerseys to diabetic riders. This year, and from here on out, we must be visible and proud. I ask you to join the Red Riders in celebration of all that you have overcome to be where you are.

To join the Colorado Tour de Cure, go to www.tourdecurecolorado.com. On the team page, go to Red Riders to join my team. See you out there!

Mari Ruddy
Denver, Colorado

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Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Exercise, Letters to the Editor, Type 1 Issues

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