Thursday, June 14, 2007

Rock Against Diabetes 1

Rock Against Diabetes NW announces Tom's Ride 4 a Cure, a bicycle journey to spread awareness about Type 1 diabetes and raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. All funds raised go toward Tom Kilman's goal of $4,000, with which he will be able to represent Oregon in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes in Whitefish, Mont., Sunday, Sept. 23.

Kilman, who is not a professional bicyclist, is doing the ride to help his son, Henry, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes nearly three years ago, at the age of 2.

The ride is Thursday, July 12 through Monday, July 16. The five-day ride covers more than 330 miles. Kilman will hit the road in Scappoose and head north on U.S. Highway 30 to Astoria on the first day. After leaving Astoria, he will go south on U.S. Highway 101 to Lincoln City, then back up Highway 18 past Grand Ronde to Newberg, and finally from Newberg through Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland and back up Highway 30 to Scappoose.

Anyone can visit the rest stops along the route to learn about Type 1 diabetes and offer support. For more information or to make donations visit

Rock Against Diabetes NW is a nonprofit organization to raise money to fight juvenile diabetes. Photo courtesy the Kilman family and Rock Against Diabetes NW.
Tom's Ride 4 a Cure
Thursday, July 12 through Monday, July 16.

Starts in Scappoose, will pass through Astoria July 12, then to Lincoln City, Grand Ronde, Newberg, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland and back to Scappoose.

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