Did you know that pilots can lose their medical certificates if diagnosed with diabetes? That's what I'm scared of once I get a little older. It becomes a personal dilemma. I've haven't done a fundraiser since the elementary school magazine drive or middle school band chocolate candy bar drive for and I thought that it would only do me good to start again with helping the cause. This year, for 2011, I have decided to ride for a Cure. More specifically, a cure for Diabetes (PubMed / WebMD). In knowing my family and I, or just Asian Filipinos in general, we are prone to this debilitating disease. A couple personal notes include; my grandmother on my mother's side passing away when I was in high school due to complications from diabetes, my father-in-law dealing with this disease on a daily basis, and a good friend who lives with it and is able to control it. Some days are good, some are bad, but I see it everyday and I know that you do too. By riding and getting your sponsorship, I would like to help this Association not only raise money but awareness for the cause. There are so many ones out there, but this time around, I'm all for the ADA.
Please support me in riding a 100 mile century ride on May 7, 2011. I figured that I could raise around $500 (up from the initial $150) only because of my friends on Facebook. If you donate at least $1, or even $5, I can easily reach this goal.
If you want to ride with me and form a team, I'm all for it! Let's do this together!