Thursday, February 12, 2009

Officially Registered

Well, we took the plunge and officially registered for the Ride. This blog will serve as our online hq during our training from now until June 27th. This site will also be updated during the weekend of the ride. For those that may be unfamiliar, the "Ride to Cure Diabetes" is a fundraising event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

This year, to commemorate my ten year anniversary since diagnosis (October 23, 1998), we have decided to participate in this big event. Not only do we hope to raise a considerable amount of money for diabetes research, we hope to raise awareness in our community about the need for research funding worldwide.

We've been talking about this concept for some time but with my bike getting ready for training in a local shop and Jessica's bike on hold in the same store, we thought we should go ahead and register. JDRF does a great job with online registration and donations and they create a fundraising page for each registrant. For simplicity, we're going to collect most of the donations for this ride on the "Andrew account." You can view that account by clicking HERE.

Together, we are the Shafer Ten Year Team. A formal letter to family and friends is being finalized and should be in the mail within the next few weeks. We invite you to visit this blog often and look for us on the road, 105 miles in one day on June 27th sounds like alot when you are not bike riders by nature! Thank you in advance for your support.


No comments:

Post a Comment