North Florida - South Georgia
Red Hills Ride
to Fight Diabetes
helping send kids with Type 1 Diabetes to camp
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Thanks to our Community
Riders from all over S. Georgia and Florida came together this past Nov 16, 2019 to RIDE through cold and some mud, had a great time, and helped raise money to send children to the Florida Children's Diabetes Camp. Mark your 2020 Calendar . -- Nov. 14, 2020. The Second Annual RHRFD will commence! Here are a lot of PHOTOS.
We thank our local Florida and Georgia families and friends who have been impacted by Type 1 Diabetes and those who do not who joined efforts to launch this annual bike ride to raise awareness of this deadly disease, and to raise money to send kids with Type 1 Diabetes to Florida Children’s Diabetes Camp.
By registering for this Adventure Clay ride you will provide camp scholarships for kids up to age 17 where they will learn about their disease and what it takes to manage with the support of their peers. There is even a bike camp! One hundred percent of the proceeds of this ride will go to support these scholarships.
Type 1 Diabetes is an expensive disease. We intend to provide camp scholarships for as many kids as we can with this RIde to Fight Diabetes. We come from all walks of life, and we know that living with Type 1 Diabetes is a daily challenge, as diabetes is incurable and the need for insulin never goes away. Our goal is to provide these kids with a meaningful “week of fun” without their families having to worry about the expense.
During the 2019 summer, Florida Diabetes Camp served 1 camper from Alabama, 17 from Georgia, 31 from North Florida. About 54% of campers receive full or partial scholarships and the camps gets no support from JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) or ADA (American Diabetes Association). All money raised from this bike ride will support campers from northern Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama; these camps are under the medical direction of doctors and nurses in North Florida. Activities offered through Florida Diabetes Camp include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and diabetes education and a special camp for cycling.
Come ride the beautiful clay roads of Thomas County, Georgia and Jefferson County, Florida and roll down some of the oldest intact antebellum roadways in the region. Many of these regularly graded farm-to-market roads have been continuously used since the 1850s. Riding here connects you to a unique landscape with a rich culture and a distinctive sense of place. Folks have been riding this clay since the bicycling craze of the 1890s!
First 100 registrants receive an BUFF (below) headband
SAG food and supplies at the wonderful folks in Metcalf, Georgia.
The legendary The Cake Shop will provide cupcakes to participants and any outside sales of cupcakes donated to the Children’s Diabetes Camp.
A Beer provided post-ride by Hubs and Hops (for participants 21 and older) and there is more to buy!
Raffle Prizes and Small Auction (Team Type 1 Kit, bike swag)
This is Serious!
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an incurable, auto-immune disease that requires insulin injections to stay alive. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and we are doing our part to raise awareness with an awesome bike ride on November 16.
There is nothing anyone can do to prevent T1D. Presently, there is no known cure. It occurs when a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1D develops when the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. The cause of this attack is still being researched, however, scientists believe the cause may have both genetic and environmental components.