Jan. 25, 2010 Giving Back

Connect for the CURE, Ride Across America

It's the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, I have adult onset diabetes in my maternal family genes, and these guys are riding their bicycles across the United States to raise awareness!
Last weekend, right as the storm of the year was about to hit Southern California, David and I met up with these amazing young men to do some new images for their website, Connect for the CURE. Ryan, Matt and Christian are part of Connect for the CURE, Ride across America. I was honored when Ryan contacted me just before Christmas to set up a time to get some updated images for their website, and a special thank you to our friend and colleague Dr. Ilene Bezjian, Dean of the School of Business at Azusa Pacific University.  
On June 5, 2010, Ryan, Christian and Matt will start their trek across our country on their bicycles. Ryan's girlfriend of six years has had her own battle with diabetes and made it one of his lifelong goals to do this bike ride to raise money for research and awareness for Diabetes. If you go to their website, you can see the route they have chosen for this journey and in a few weeks, there will be a more detailed route for this epic bike ride. And as they begin their journey, I will be sure to blog about it.
L to R. Matt Kaiser, Ryan Rosenhahn, Christian Gagne
Please visit Connect for THE CURE and support their cause! It would mean the world not only to me, but those who are and will fight Diabetes in the future. If Diabetes has touched you, or the ones you love, please visit their site and support their cause.
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