Jarral Ryter's Fundraiser:

Race the Tour Divide for Diabetes

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BENEFITING: JDRF

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2012

THE STORY:

Racing the Tour Divide Madness.

I have had Type 1 diabetes for almost 18 years. I don't think it is much fun and the complications like going blind really bite. But when I look at my friends that have children with diabetes and think how much harder that is it kills me. I want to help try and find a cure and prevent diabetes for future children. I also want to show these same kids that they can do whatever they want in life by doing ridiculous races. I think by researching diabetes we will solve mysteries involved with other autoimmune diseases and who knows what else.

I have done many long mountain bike races and done well. But this is by far the longest. It is called the Tour Divide. It is self-supported (you have to carry all your camping gear, food etc, or buy it when you can in the small towns you may pass by), it is 2,700 miles (Banff, Canada to Antelope wells, NM on the Mexico border), and has a couple of hundred thousand feet of climbing. You ride as long as you can, sleep, eat and repeat until you’re done. There are no rest days or designated stopping locations. There will be snow, rain, mud, grizzly bears, wicked rabbits and all the things that go with riding the continental divide on rough dirt roads in the woods. Oh yeah, I will have to carry insulin and try to check my blood sugar under a tree in the dark and in the rain/snow.

http://tourdivide.org/

The race starts June 8, in Banff Canada. I will wear a GPS spot tracker so you can watch my progress on your computer (www.trackleaders.com/tourdivide) from your cozy house as you drink a cup of coffee (or whatever). I will also carry a HD GoPro Camera to document the ride as well as I can. Check out my blog if you want to donate directly to me to help fund this or want to check out other things I’ve done.

http://livethinline.blogspot.com

Thanks for your support!

Oh yeah the money you give will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They channel $ directly to research.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,135

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jarral Ryter

    $50

  • Jay Hunt

    $20

  • Bill Ryter

    $50

  • John Elliss (Jack)

    $100

  • Rob Hands

    $80

  • Dr. D.

    $50

  • Amy & Sean McKenzie

    $100

  • Chewbaca & company

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lindsay Lowe

    $80

  • David and Sharon Heitzman

    $100

  • A. Piquette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Fiddlebone

    $50

  • Nicolle Anderson Pillartz

    $50

  • Mary Killings...

    $30

  • Handy Grueber

    $25

  • Sara & John Whalen

    $100

  • Judd and Kathleen Emerson

    $100

  • Andy and Sandy Farish

    $25

  • Sally and Jess

    $50

  • Jennifer North Morris

    $30

  • Andrew Nolan

    $100

  • Emily

    $20

  • Kevin & Kathy Donahue

    $100

  • Don Pothier

    $50

  • Mima

    $75

  • Cricket Butler

    $200

  • Forest Baker

    $50

  • Punky

    $20

  • Ingvar

    $100

  • Dave Plante and Christy Jespersen

    $50

  • Brooke Moran & Paul Tame

    $50

  • Liz Fuller

    $25

  • Martha Violett

    $100

  • Kathleen Kinkema

    $50

  • Linda and Bill Chambliss

    $100

  • Phylis Crook.

    $50

  • Sean Rainsford

     

  • Ruth and Jonathan Crockett

    $50

  • John and Kelly Whalen

    $50

  • Kendal

    $50

  • Steve, Lyda and Olga

    $100

  • Becky

    $50

  • Nora and Ben Whalefarb

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sharon Eischeid

    $25

  • Sharon Eischeid

    $85

  • Steve Massick

    $40

  • Brian H.

    $50

  • Jan

    $45

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The Team: $3,135 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jarral Ryter

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Donor Comments

Jan

Jan

DONATION: $45

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Brian H.

Brian H.

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Steve Massick

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Sharon Eischeid

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Sharon Eischeid

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