EVENT DATE: Mar 29, 2013
The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse is an extreme back country ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen CO. The race starts at midnight to lessen avalanche risks and climbs over several high passes. The race must be completed as a team due to the dangers involved. One of us has type one diabetes. Can you tell which?
I decided to continue with this fundraiser as a friend's son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes recently. He is 8 and lives a couple of block away. A couple of years ago two boys in my daughters class were diagnosed--one one block on the other side of my house. The disease has no cure. It can be treated by estimating insulin dosage to how much you eat and excercise.
Diabetes is incredibly challenging--especially when you're an eight year old boy......or a boys mother wondering if your son is going to wake up in the morning.
Help me find a cure for the boys and girls inflicted everday!
Check out the Grand Traverse here; http://www.elkmountainstraverse.com/
By doing this as a charity fundraiser we hope to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and show that it doesn't slow us down.
You can follow this race as we will have on GPS trackers at www.trackleaders.com Friday March 29, 2013!