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Happy Motivation Monday! Those of you who qualified for the NOVA Tour de Cure In Training shirt (pictured here) were sent out and should be in your mailboxes early this week - maybe as soon as today! 🙂 Wear them with pride and send us a pic! Thanks to all of you for pushing our motivation forward!!! #T1 #T1D # T2 #T2D # Gestational #ConnectedForLife #ADADCADA
Welcome to #TogetheronTuesday!! Meet Jim! Jim has been riding in the Tour de Cure since he first learned of the ride when it started/ended
at the Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon campus, nearly 25 years ago. Back then, at least as far back as 1997, there were patches given to participants, and he would collect them all.
Jim thought that he probably had a link to diabetes in his family, but what really drives Jim is that he has “discovered” friends, neighbors, and high school classmates’ brothers who have diabetes. “So, I continue to ride for them.” Jim says.
This will be Jim’s “74th year on earth”. And, even after a heart attack in 2005 that nearly ended his riding, Jim is one of our most loyal, and most successful supporters! Jim works at Associated Insurance Center of Sussex ( www.assoc-ins.com )and he and his colleagues will be working from home starting this Wednesday until given the “all-clear”. But that is not slowing Jim down in his efforts to get ready for the Tour de Cure on August 8th this year! Jim works on donations that bring him to Champion status every year, including, he says, “one donor, whose wife has Type 1, who will again very generously donate to my ride.” “And, to prepare for the ride, as the temperatures allow, I will ride on Saturdays and Sundays with
my buddies, God and my wife allowing!” If you have been inspired by Jim, and you would like to support him in his efforts this year, please follow the link Jim's Story to donate to him directly for this year’s Tour de Cure!
We want to thank Jim for his efforts and his years of support to the American Diabetes Association-Wisconsin. It is people like Jim that help us to see how we are truly #ConnectedforLife. Jim’s story is a part of a series of stories we will be sharing with you, to help you stay connected and proactive for your health and well-being. We hope that his story, and those to come in the weeks ahead, will also help you to feel Social Distancing is Bringing Us Closer Together.
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During this unprecedented time, with gyms and pools closed it's a great time to get back to basics with your fitness routines. Running and walking is a simple way to stay active without additional equipment needed. "Getting in 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to brisk activity can help your immune system keep viruses at bay." Check out this Runner's World article that gives some tips on how you can run safely amid Covid-19 concerns. 📸from Runner's World