Fund raising for Silicon Valley Tour de Cure 2015

Silicon Valley Tour de Cure 2013 with Fast Freddie

Silicon Valley Tour de Cure 2013 with Fast Freddie

This is my 3rd year riding for SiliconValley Tour de Cure and raising fund for American Diabetes Association. My first ride in 2013 was on a hard tail mountain bike for a 75k (46.1 miles) route. For 2014, I bought a road bike and did the same 75k (46.4 miles) with 2 other friends. I am planning to do my first 100k ride in 2015 and hope I can complete the route in less than 6 hours and raise as much money as possible. I am riding because the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure is so much more than a cycling event to me. It is my opportunity to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.

Silicon Valley Tour de Cure 2014 with Fast Freddie

Silicon Valley Tour de Cure 2014 with Fast Freddie

I am committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event not because 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because I personally know some of them, and I want to do something about it. Won’t you help me start a chain reaction? Chances are, you also know someone who has been affected by diabetes and you already know how important it is to stop this disease. By making a donation on my behalf or by joining my team, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. A future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.  Please donate for my Fund Raising in 2015.

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2nd Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run (San Francisco)

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I volunteered and took photos for the Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run on Saturday Oct 18th at Lake Merced in San Francisco.  There were a total of 550 participants for the 2nd year event and together they raised nearly $80,000 to provide mental health counseling and psychosocial support for the children of Gaza. It started early at 8.00 am so I have to leave at 6.30 and carpool with Amber who lives in Mountain View. I was happy I could help with the photography for the event but the video I took with D5200 did not turn out well.