$5,000
Roberta E. Virginia Mason Health System
Roberta E.
$5,000
Virginia Mason Health System
Roberta E.
Roberta E.

My Story

Join us for the 2019 Russell Ride, as a rider, sponsor, advocate, or donor.to draw attention to the high cost of diabetes and why we must have a cure.
Diabetics suffer, especially those struck by Type 1 diabetes, commonly known as juvenile diabetes, which strikes children and young adults and is the most virulent. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, which attacked my brother, Russell as a toddler and overcame him before his 42nd birthday. Bearing witness to the insulin reactions, the amputations, and organ transplants, I wanted to do something requiring some personal pain as well. Hence, the inaugural Russell Ride follows the West Coast from Bremerton, Washington to Napa, California, a distance just shy of 900 miles, to raise money for Benaroya Research Institute's work to cure Type 1 Diabetes.The goal is to finish the ride in a week. Join us on this epic adventure, as I post pics and thoughts along the way.

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The 900 mile Russell Ride is raising money for the Benaroya Research Institute to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and is named in honor of my brother who died from the disease. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease which strikes children, youth, and young adults. It is not controlled through diet. With a front row seat to my brother's insulin reactions, amputations, and organ transplants this challenge will include a bit of suffering, as diabetics suffer. The goal is to complete the ride in 8 days, which is 2 days faster than most.The ride runs June 23-30th.
The Route crosses the Olympic Peninsula to Astoria in 1-day, then follows the Oregon coast for the next 4 days, continuing on to through the redwoods on Route 1 to Fort Bragg. At Highway 128 the route runs inland through the wine country, ending in Napa.
Follow the progress on my twitter account healthpolicymav
https://twitter.com/healthpolicymav

How You Can Participate
You can support the Russell Ride to cure diabetes by signing up to ride the whole thing, riding a single leg of 100 miles, donating to BRI, and helping promote the ride. Whether you actually ride all the way to Napa or just sign up to support the Russell Ride, you are on the team.
Here are suggested giving levels and Russell Ride Memorabilia:

Team Member Level Suggested Gift Recognition
Team Sponsor $1,000+ BRI team jersey recognition
All in For The Ride $1 per mile $900 ($75 per month) BRI Russell Ride team jersey, recognition
Wish I Was There .50 per mile $450 ($37.50 per month) BRI Russell Ride momento, recognition
Doing My Part .25 per mile $225 ($18.75 per month) BRI Russell Ride recognition
Good Luck Any gift BRI Russell Ride recognition
Riding for Remembrance $250 per jersey Jersey bearing the name of your loved one

You can also go crazy and do your own Russell Ride event, like a bike riding-wine tasting extravaganza, a Russell Ride spin class,or riding 100 sponsored miles and dedicating it to the event. And for all of you weekend warriors, just do it, the suffering is for a good cause.

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Team Roberta E.

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The 900 mile Russell Ride is raising money for the Benaroya Research Institute to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, and is named in honor of my brother who died from the disease. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease which strikes children, youth, and young adults. It is not controlled through diet. With a front row seat to my brother's insulin reactions, amputations, and organ transplants this challenge will include a bit of suffering, as diabetics suffer. The goal is to complete the ride in 8 days, which is 2 days faster than most.The ride runs June 23-30th.
The Route crosses the Olympic Peninsula to Astoria in 1-day, then follows the Oregon coast for the next 4 days, continuing on to through the redwoods on Route 1 to Fort Bragg. At Highway 128 the route runs inland through the wine country, ending in Napa.
Follow the progress on my twitter account healthpolicymav
https://twitter.com/healthpolicymav

How You Can Participate
You can support the Russell Ride to cure diabetes by signing up to ride the whole thing, riding a single leg of 100 miles, donating to BRI, and helping promote the ride. Whether you actually ride all the way to Napa or just sign up to support the Russell Ride, you are on the team.
Here are suggested giving levels and Russell Ride Memorabilia:

Team Member Level Suggested Gift Recognition
Team Sponsor $1,000+ BRI team jersey recognition
All in For The Ride $1 per mile $900 ($75 per month) BRI Russell Ride team jersey, recognition
Wish I Was There .50 per mile $450 ($37.50 per month) BRI Russell Ride momento, recognition
Doing My Part .25 per mile $225 ($18.75 per month) BRI Russell Ride recognition
Good Luck Any gift BRI Russell Ride recognition
Riding for Remembrance $250 per jersey Jersey bearing the name of your loved one

You can also go crazy and do your own Russell Ride event, like a bike riding-wine tasting extravaganza, a Russell Ride spin class,or riding 100 sponsored miles and dedicating it to the event. And for all of you weekend warriors, just do it, the suffering is for a good cause.

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