Today, in the United States, there are 12 million men and 11.5 women suffering from diabetes.
Every 10 seconds, one of them loses their life to the disease.
For Steve Warner, these statistics hit close to home. He first became introduced to diabetes while still in high school when his Uncle was diagnosed with type one diabetes. Over the years, he watched the disease rid his Uncle of his eyesight, leg functioning, and later on, his life. Steve’s father, diagnosed with type two diabetes, experienced cognitive malfunctioning and also died from the disease. Just recently, Steve lost a third family member, his own brother, to the disease. Steve, more than most, understands the seriousness of diabetes. “People think if you take medication you are fine. Not True. It is a progressive disease that you must fight every day of your life. Someone with diabetes can never stop working to keep it at bay. Never.”
About 15 years ago Steve, like the other males in his family, also became diagnosed with diabetes. He is determined to be in control of his life and not let the disease get the best of him. He completes a very rigorous weekly workout routine, visits the doctor frequently, and checks his blood sugar daily. His strict regimen has paid off. In the past two years he lost between 25 and 30 pounds. Last year, for the first time, he participated in Madison’s Tour de Cure in order to raise money to stop diabetes. Every dollar raised is a dollar closer to finding a cure. Money people raise now prevents future families from suffering losses such as those in Steve’s family. Steve plans to attend this year’s Tour de Cure event on May 19th.  "65 Important Facts About . . ." 65 Important Facts about Diabetes. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. <http://facts.randomhistory.com/facts-about-diabetes.html>.
 "50 Interesting Facts About Diabetes." Diabetor. Web. 19 Apr. 2012. <http://diabetor.com/about-diabetes-mellitus/50-interesting-facts-about-diabetes/>.
2012 Thunder RunWHEN: Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14, 2012
WHERE: Capital City Harley-Davidson, 6200 Millpond Rd, Madison
WHAT: Ride to Cure Motorcycle Ride, Saturday, July 14, Noon Admission $20.00 online early registration (May 1-June 15, choice of shirt style.) $20.00 last minute online registration (June 16-July 1, regular t-shirt.) $25.00 onsite registration for both days (16-18 yrs $10.00, 12-15 yrs $5.00, under 12 free.) Registration includes Thunder Run t-shirt, 2012 rocker, Ride to Cure motorcycle ride and events listed below. $10.00 entry fee Friday only or after Ride to Cure on Saturday (does not include t-shirt, rocker or Ride to Cure.) Free one-day admission after 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday nights. Self-Guided Poker RunPoker Run runs from Saturday, April 7 through Friday, July 13, 8:00 pm. Entry forms available at Capital City Harley-Davidson or at the twelve Poker Run stops. $10 per person, $1,575.00 payout. Cards drawn Friday, July 13 at 8:00 pm and winners announced on Saturday. Thunder Run admission not required to play. All 2, 3 and 4 wheel vehicles are welcome! Raffle Your opportunity to win a 2012 Street Glide or $10,000 in cash! Raffle tickets available at Capital City Harley-Davidson, at the twelve Poker Run stops or from a 4 Lakes Capital City HOG chapter member. Sale limited to 5,000 tickets, $10 each! Event Schedule Friday, July 13 Poker run, Thunder Run registration, door prizes, silent auction, bikini and bike calendar contest, bike show, live music by Vinyl Thunder. Saturday, July 14 Ride to Cure motorcycle ride, poker run prize drawing, Thunder Run registration, door prizes, silent auction, bike show, tattoo contest, sponsor presentations, live music by Dan Reilly and Mid-Life Crisis, raffle grand prize drawing. Visit www.thunder-run.org for the entire list of activities and times for this great two-day event!Click below to download the PDF Poster!
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