Country-wide Motorcycle Trip to Raise Awareness for Type 1 Diabetes
Canadian Embarks on Country-wide Motorcycle Trip to Raise Awareness for Type 1 Diabetes
Michael Cole arrives in Montreal today on his cross country motorcycle trip to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes and funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Cole commenced his fund raising tour in St. John’s, NFLD on January 1 and will conclude in Victoria, BC.
“My goal is a world voice for diabetes,” states Michael Cole. “I am riding across Canada in January to make my voice heard and to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes.”
Cole, 46, has lived with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. Diagnosed when he was 8 1/2 years of age, Mike’s ambition for this cross Canada motorcycle trip is to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, and raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. His goal is to raise $100,000 for diabetes research and to complete the ride within three weeks.
“On behalf of JDRF Montreal, we are pleased to welcome Mike as he passes through,” says Denis Lalonde, Regional Manager, JDRF Montreal. “Mike’s Canada-wide fundraising and awareness campaign is much appreciated by the over 200,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes.”
During this 7,000km ride across Canada, Michael’s stops will include Halifax, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Sudbury, Sault St. Marie, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria.
About the Harley Ride across Canada
The Harley Ride across Canada is a third party fund raising event for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Michael Cole will ride his 1995 Harley Davidson softail custom motorcycle across Canada beginning January 1, 2009
departing from St. John’s, NFLD. Mike, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was eight years old, wants to raise funds and awareness of type 1 diabetes and the growing number of people being diagnosed with type 1
diabetes. Mike will be making stops in various major centres across Canada asking for support to fund a cure.
Although JDRF has not contributed enough to the Faustman cure I am still happy that Micheal sees the need for this awareness to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) AND PERHAPS SOME PORTION WILL BE ATRIBUTTED TO THE FAUSTMAN RESEARCH THAT MAY BE THE CURE!.As an advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide. Our mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of
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improved the lives of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and the adults living with this disease. The Foundation is structured on a business-world model that efficiently and effectively directs resources to research aimed at
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