Category Archives: Red Rider

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Bemi Wayland: North Carolina Camper, Youth Ambassador and Red Rider

Bemi and her father Derek, riding to Stop Diabetes!

If you asked the Wayland family why they ride in Tour de Cure®, they would say it is for their daughter or for their older sister, Bemi. Continue reading

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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes®: David Gibbs

David Gibbs, Third-Year Red Rider, Captain of Team Red Chicago
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Talking Type 1: Jennifer Becker

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Jennifer’s first sign was a rash that appeared after her trip to the Grand Canyon. Symptoms persisted for another 16 months before she was diagnosed, at age 38. Now, she aims to compete in one event every year to raise money to Stop Diabetes! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Brittani Leopold

Brittani is a Red Rider in her local Tour de Cure!

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Brittani was a 25-year-old newlywed and new home owner when she was diagnosed a few days before Thanksgiving 2009. Now she’s a Red Rider in her local Tour de Cure! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Curtis Pitt

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Thirty-four-year-old Curtis experienced symptoms for at least six months, and his A1C reached a dangerous 14.9 percent. Now he’s a Tour de Cure Red Rider, raising awareness and funds to Stop Diabetes! Continue reading

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Catching up with the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Mosaic

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Since Oct. 1, 2012, our supporters have helped us shine a new light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day. Thousands of photos have been uploaded to our mosaic to illustrate what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to people affected by the disease. Together, these images capture the extraordinary effort it takes to live an ordinary day with diabetes. Here are some of our favorite images that have been added in 2013! Continue reading

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Mari Ruddy: Cycling to Stop Diabetes

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In 2006, Mari Ruddy rode in her local Tour de Cure and wondered, “Where are all the riders with diabetes?” That’s how the Red Riders program was born. Continue reading

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