Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sponsor me in the ADA Tour de Cure and fight diabetes!

Some of you may recall that I rode in this fund-raising event last year, and raised over $1,600 to fight diabetes! It was a neat experience, and I will ride again, on June 8th in Palo Alto, in the 2008 American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure event.

The Tour de Cure is a series of cycling events held in over 80 cities nationwide. The Tour is a ride, not a race; it features different route lengths: 25K (15.5 miles), 50K (31 miles), 75K (46.5 miles) and 120K (74.5 miles). I will be riding the 120K route in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

I am asking you to help by supporting my fund-raising efforts with a donation, or by joining me on the ride. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of more than 20 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and another 54 million people in the United States with pre-diabetes.

It's fast and easy to support this great cause - you can make your donation (or join my team) online by selecting the link below and then clicking on my name on the resulting page:

http://main.diabetes.org/goto/hp

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against this deadly disease. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

If you want to do even more to help, please consider joining me on the HP Tour de Cure team as well. You don't have to be an HP employee, and you can also ride as an individual, or on other teams. Our efforts will help set the pace in the fight against diabetes.

More information on the American Diabetes Association, its programs and diabetes in general can be found at the Association's Web site: www.diabetes.org

For more information on Tour de Cure, please visit www.diabetes.org/tour.

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