Thursday, June 14, 2007
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.
Posted by Michelle at 2:12 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Portland is probably the only city in the universe where you can ride an ariel tram to visit the doctor. This was what we did for L's clinic appointment recently. Clinics are nerve-racking enough. Add flying in the air several hundred feet above freeways, mountainsides, and houses, and you've got yourself a swell day planned.
All sarcasam aside, I bought the second graphic novel to give to L to read while we were at the clinic appointment and she was beside herself thrilled!
And thanks to all of you for your comments - you should check out the graphic novels illustrated by Raina Telgemeier. They are a bit updated from the 1980's original books, and the comic book format is cool.
I set up a link and you can buy it right from this blog! Happy Reading.
Posted by Michelle at 9:30 AM