This is the 16th year that the “Boettcher’s At Heart” team will be biking the ADA “Tour de Cure” bike ride. We will be participating in the Kennebunk Tour (50K) on June 12 in Kennebunk, Maine. Last year our team raised $10,500 towards education and research for the American Diabetes Association.
Our motivation to ride and raise funds is because three of our team members have diabetes. We started riding in 1995 after my brother’s youngest daughter, Karley, 3, was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. Many years later his oldest daughter, Katie, 15, was also diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes. Three years ago, my husband, Ben, was diagnosed with type 2.
Over the years we have witnessed advancements in research and treatment for this disease. We all know someone with diabetes. This is our family’s attempt at making a difference in the lives of our family members and others.
This year our fundraising goal is $11,000. You can help us achieve this goal by sponsoring our team. Go online at main.diabetes.org/goto/boettchersatheart, or send a check made out to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 10310, Portland, ME 04101. Please designate our team name if you send a check.
Thanking you in advance for your consideration of our request.