Category Archives: Red Rider

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Talking Type 1: Curtis Pitt

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

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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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes: Nick Cozzi

Red Rider Nick Cozzi

This Red Rider caught our attention when he posted a YouTube video about his training for an upcoming Chicago-area Tour de Cure! Learn why Nick Cozzi rides to Stop Diabetes — for himself, and for others. Continue reading

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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes®: Tony Castillo

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We recently met Tony Castillo, a 40-year-old teacher from Odessa, Texas, who in mere months transformed himself from self-proclaimed couch potato to “athlete in training.” On July 28, he’ll ride for 32 miles in the Dallas/Fort Worth Tour de Cure®, with his son by his side. Continue reading

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Cycling Q&A with Trainer Chris Carmichael: Part Two

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Which cycling shoes will give me the most bang for my buck? Do I really need to stretch? Tour de Cure spokesperson Chris Carmichael answers more of your questions about cycling. Continue reading

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week: Spotlight on Cincinnati

Volunteer Kevin Hackman of Cincinnati

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we’re celebrating people in action to Stop Diabetes®. Here are Kevin and Maurice from Cincinnati! Continue reading

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