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Tour de T1D
September 29, 2019
Tour de T1D is a bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Last year’s inaugural ride saw 130 participants have a great day riding and raised over $32,000.00! This year, all funds raised will be directed to Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Youth Diabetic Clinic. This clinic is a fantastic and energetic organization where dedicated professionals are committed to improving the lives of every youth with Diabetes. So much care, compassion and education is devoted to the child and their family. It is our goal that this Simcoe County cycling event becomes a sought after ride for all cyclists to join and contribute to the support of patients with Diabetes.
In 2016, Drs Newnham and Goudie’s son Lukas was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 14. T1D is an autoimmune disease for which no cure exists. It is still considered a lifelong condition managed with insulin via repeated daily injections or an insulin pump providing continuous delivery. In 2018, Lukas’s parents combined their passion for cycling with their desire to raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of patients with T1D. Since no large scale outdoor cycling event existed in Canada, they created the Tour de T1D with the inaugural event taking place in September 2018. Over $32,000 was raised. They strive to increase the participation and funds to great levels. This year’s goal is over $50,000…or more!