Navigation Links
Just Graduated College Seniors Ride for Loved Ones With Diabetes Cycling Cross Country to Raise Funds to Help Find a Cure

Three best friends commence 3,300 mile bike ride from Santa Monica Pier to New York City in an effort to raise funds and awareness for critical diabetes research.

(PRWEB) May 28, 2010 -- Cyclists ride cross-country to help raise funds for American Diabetes Association.

Through rain and shine, three fellow graduates ride for the love of their lives.

Beginning Sunday, June 6 through July 28, three best friends and fellow graduating seniors from Azusa Pacific University launch their not-for profit organization, Connect for the CURE™ and commence their 3,300 mile bike ride from the Santa Monica Pier to New York City in an effort to raise funds and awareness for critical diabetes research. Funds raised go directly to the American Diabetes Association, whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information or to donate, please visit Connect for the Cure website (

Leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and for those affected is college senior and aspiring pro baseball player Ryan Rosenhahn, along with two fellow students, also just graduated seniors, Christian Gagne and Matthew Kaiser who team up with the ADA’s Tour de Cure® as they commence their tour at 10 AM in Santa Monica and stop in over 42 cities in 14 states and terminate the ride in Manhattan July 28. Their reason: The three riders and car driver all have friends and loved ones with diabetes.

“Watching my fiancé fight type 1 diabetes makes me feel powerless but at the same time, propels me to help raise funds for research,” says Ryan Rosenhahn, 23, who is literally passionate about the prevention and cure. Rosenhahn, who fell in love with his girlfriend over six years ago, made a commitment to help not only her, but millions of others with the same disease. “This is more than just a little romance. I have watched my fiancé test her blood sugar in the middle of the night, inject insulin shots, have taken her to the emergency room and help calculate carbohydrates and measure insulin with each meal. There is no better time in my life to go on this journey,” says Rosenhahn whose fiancé was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of nine.

Ryan’s fiancée meets Rosenhahn at the end of the journey in Manhattan in a special romantic ceremony at Rockefeller Center.

The riders will travel through cities like Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Chicago, Lincoln, NB, Omaha, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Connect For The Cure™ accepts donations from individuals, family and friends as well as corporate and group sponsorships. All donations are directly liked to the American Diabetes Association. Contributors will be given special acknowledgement on the Connect For The Cure website and other means by arrangement. The riders are also looking for support like food, clothing, cycle equipment and shelter along the route.

“We need a cure now,” says Orange County cyclist Christian Gagne, 23, whose mother was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1999 and knows firsthand of the complications of diabetes that may not be reversible. While the job market for the sociology major may be tight, Gagne anticipates raising $100,000 during the course. “I will be thinking of each and everyone with diabetes with every push of the pedal and mile completed. Someday soon we hope that the 24 million with diabetes in the U.S. and many millions more won’t have to worry about a future with blindness, amputation, neuropathy, or kidney disease,” says Gagne.

Matthew Kaiser, 23, from Diamond Bar, CA, the third rider, describes his mother with type 2 but who had pre-diabetes before her diagnosis. For some folks with pre-diabetes, intervening early can turn back the clock. “I want my mom around for a long time, and I know millions of other Americans want the same for their parents. I believe that to make a difference we must raise awareness for the devastating complications,” says Kaiser, a history major.

Nate Martinez, 21, the support car driver and art major who got involved when he overheard the riders plan the event, also has family members affected by diabetes. “My job will be to carry supplies, motivate the riders, and to ensure all preparations go according to plan. Anything I can do to help raise money to fight this deadly disease is important to me and my family.”


Dates and Map of 42-City Route Available


About The American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

# # #

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. H1N1, Biodegradable Plastics and Nuclear Physics Highlight Research Areas Undertaken During Houghton College's Summer Research Institute
2. High School Students Well-Schooled In Diversity: Teen Winners of Book Writing Contest Earn College Scholarships and Have Entries Published
3. American College of Physicians supports SGR provision of H.R. 4213
4. NYU College of Dentistry, Penn State develop new model for investigating tobacco/oral cancer link
5. Meharry Medical College President Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives
6. Congressman James E. Clyburn to Give Meharry Medical College Commencement Address
7. Nurse midwifery leader 2010 recipient of U. College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
8. Alzheimer's Foundation of America Announces 2010 College Scholarship Winner
9. Linfield College's Adult Degree Program Hires New Associate Dean of Nursing for Distance Learning
10. Utica College's Online MS in Health Care Administration Meets Educational Requirements For Nursing Home Administration Licensure
11. Houghton College Hosts First Mini-Cyclotron Conference
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Just Graduated College Seniors Ride for Loved Ones With Diabetes Cycling Cross Country to Raise Funds to Help Find a Cure 
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH)—a ... with the award-winning creator and writer of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes to host ... Union League of Philadelphia. , The benefit, titled “An Evening with Julian ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... PA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Specialty Ingredients (ASI) as their exclusive channel partner for the Nutraceutical Specialties products ... markets in the US, effective immediately. , “We are pleased to announce ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... California-based i2i Systems, a ... today that Michigan-based Family Health Center (FHC) has selected i2iTracks as their population ... was awarded the largest Affordable Care Act grant for Federally Qualified Health Centers ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... quality of life in the womb. "My last baby had high blood pressure due ... way for mothers to protect their babies from noise pollution as well as radio ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... In an interview with Andy ... a top ophthalmologist on Long Island’s east end. During the broadcast, entitled “Eyes: the ... and treatment of glaucoma and cataracts, and how a visit with his grandmother to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... KIRKLAND, Wash. , Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... of Post-Processing services, is pleased to announce a ... of medical imaging services. Building on its ISO-9001:2008 ... adopted and implemented comprehensive Core Lab protocols and ... wide variety of research activities.  Their Core Lab ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Mexico Healthcare and Life Sciences ... Report 2015 . --> Pharmaboardroom releases its new 98-page ... Latin America , a country of over 122 million ... of over 122 million people. --> It offers companies, ... life sciences insights into the second largest pharma and healthcare market ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , November 30, 2015 Elbit ... the "Company") announced today that it was informed by InSightec ... Drug Safety (MFDS) has approved its Exablate Neuro system ... --> --> Insightec,s Exablate Neuro ... alternative that combines two technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: