Saturday, March 04, 2006

2006 Tour De Cure

This is a post about one of the two causes I support each year! It's a shameless plug, but it does alot of good, so I hope you will bear with me!

*URGENT!!* Your help and support is greatly needed!

Every year my husband Dave cycles with a group of over 300 riders in South Carolina in the 150 mile 2 day ride called the "Tour De Cure" for diabetes.



There is a pic of Dave here with one of his friends and his bike:

Each mile he will ride, each dollar we will raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of the more than 18 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

For nearly 10 years I have provided quilt patterns on the Quiltville website free of charge. If you find this site to be beneficial to you as a quilt maker, I ask that you please consider making a pledge to help The American Diabetes Association fight diabetes as a way to say "Thanks!" for all you find here.

If you can spare even $10, please think of someone you know who is living with diabetes daily and all that they go through and all that your donation can do to help. If you know someone with diabetes, PLEASE donate and forward this on to those who have family members with diabetes. Your continued support is necessary to help find a cure for this disease.

Click to Sponsor Dave

Thanks for all you do!

Bonnie

8 comments:

Happy Valley Quilter said...

What a great cause! I have a dear friend who suffers from Diabetes. How thoughtful of your DH to promote such great organizations as he pursues his passions! I've pledged in the past and will do so again. I truly appreciate the wonderful service that you provide through Quiltville.com!
Kairle

Happy Valley Quilter said...

BTW, I curious where that picture was taken. It looks like southern Utah!
Kairle

Carolyn said...

We are having a Walk for the Cure on March 21st at our school. We had an assembly yesterday and one student and teacher spoke about their experiences with diabetes. It was eye opening! I've purchased the wristbands the students are selling and will make a donation there...as well as walk myself. Here's to finding a cure!

Sandra said...

Goodness gracious - has it been a year since the last one already??? I can't believe time is speeding along so fast! Which one is Dave?

Patty said...

Tell your husband "Thank you" for riding. Melanie our youngest daughter, now 23 has been diabetic since age 7. Its such a difficult disease.

Leah S said...

Glad I could help! I have a diabetic cousin who's type 1 and has been dealing with it since he was 10 years old. This is one of those "it touches home" issues for me.

Passionate Quilter said...

Glad to help out for such a great cause. And to also say "thanks" to Bonnie for her great website and wonderful ideas.

BabyBean Quilts said...

Thanks so much for helping to cure diabetes. My 7 year old daughter has had type 1 diabetes for over 2 years now...we are at 2,000 shots and counting. Diabetes is very difficult disease and we must find a cure now.