Curing Diabetes with Pedal Power
"Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in more than 80 cities nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you’ll travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel your journey and fans to cheer you on!"
The funds raised at the Tour De Cure will go to the American Diabetes Association. The ADA actively funds visionary diabetes research including genetic engineering of non-pancreatic cells into glucose-sensitive, insulin-producing cells. As well as transforming stem cells or pancreaticductal cells into insulin-producing cells. More than just treatments and preventative measures, studies like this seek a a total cure for diabetes. As we covered last month, great leaps are already happening in the field of diabetes research. We are nearing the last mile in the elimination of this disease. At this critical juncture every iota of help goes a very long way. That's why Memepunks is doing our part to chip in.
If you are interested in lending some pedal power of your own, find a Tour De Cure in your area and sign up. If you would rather help out with dollars instead of miles, feel free to sponsor Memepunks! Or If you know some one who is riding in the Tour De Cure, feel free to sponsor them. Barring any of that, just getting the word out will help.
"Sometimes, when she rode hard, when she could really proj, Chevette got free of everything: the city, her body, even time. That was the messenger's high, she knew, and though it felt like freedom, it was really the melding-with, the clicking-in, that did it. . . .She was entirely part of the city, then, one wild-ass little dot of energy and matter, and she made her thousand choices, instant to instant, according to how the traffic flowed, how rain glinted on the street-car tracks, how a secretary's mahogany hair fell like grace itself, exhausted, to the shoulders of her loden coat" - Virtual Light