A few years ago a good friend told me about this event called ODRAM where you get to dip your back bicyle wheel in Lake Michigan and ride your bike until your front wheel hits Lake Huron. Ever since I have romanticized the idea... Well here we are, I am signed up and I have been riding like a madman in preparation. It also turns out that ODRAM isn't just a cool ride, but it seems to be 100% geared at raising money for juvenile diabetes research. Please take a moment to read what the JDRF is all about, and maybe consider a small donation. It's for the kids.
**8/6/2022**The overwhelming generosity has blown me away. I reached my original goal of $500 well before asking most of the people I had planned to ask to help me get there. So in the spirit of giving I have raised my goal to $1,000.00. I will match up to the next $500 with a donation of equal value for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. That is some really good karma for sale at half off! Just saying.
Donation or not, wish me luck! Below is their suggested text...
Welcome to my JDRF ODRAM fundraising page!
I’m taking part in the 2022 ODRAM, along with hundreds of riders from around the world, to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
Did you know T1D:
- Strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle.
- Occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is essential to turning food into energy.
- Requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin.
JDRF is working every day to change this. And every dollar I raise helps them continue to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community until a cure is found.
I have been hard at work training and fundraising, and your gift today will propel me toward the finish line. Please donate and help JDRF achieve its goal of a world without T1D.
Please check back to view my fundraising progress as my ODRAM weekend approaches. Thank you for your support.