Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heather the Power Pedal Princess!

Heather Nagy modeling the PPP tiara helmet that will be worn for 30, 60 or 100 miles of cycling by the PPP team!

Let me tell you about Heather. She loves to have fun, she's very active, she's got Addison's disease, she's got a great sense of humor, she knows her birds and loves bird watching and identifying, she travels a lot, she's really educated in general and with health stuff in particular, she wears tiaras and lots of pink, and she's fundraising for the Tour de Cure! She's created a team called the Power Pedal Princesses. The Tour de Cure is a ride "On behalf of the millions of Americans with diabetes and their families and friends, we are counting on you to help our team make a difference! The funds we raise will support the American Diabetes Association’s important research, information and advocacy efforts and its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes."

Heather and the PPP will be riding various distances in Orlando, Florida tomorrow. They have already raised OVER $5,000 for the American Diabetes Association!!! If you'd like to donate on Heather's behalf, click here.

Heather on a training ride. I'm kidding. Her fellow PPP in Florida were saying it was too cold to ride outside in Florida. Heather got all dressed up for this photo shoot to show them Ohio weather!

Heather's reasons for riding in the TDC:

"As you may know, my family has been deeply impacted by this insidious disease. My mother's life was tragically shortened by Type 1 Diabetes, and several other family members' daily lives are affected by this incurable disease. My cherished niece Laura Lee, who has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 25 years now, rode the Tour de Cure last year, and I am delighted to join her on the ride this year. Her mother, Sharron, who has Type 2, will also ride. We've formed a team called the Pedal Power Princesses (a tip of the tiara to Laura, who always sparkles!) and we welcome all riders (even Princes!) to join us.
Each mile we ride, and the funds we raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of more than 23.6 million Americans who suffer from diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!"

Go Heather GO!!!! I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments!!!

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