Ride Ambassadors

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Meet Ryan and Luke

"Hi, my name is Ryan MacDonald and I’m a partner with Ernst and Young and a member of the Ride National Cabinet. My son Luke was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015 and finding a cure for him is the reason why I support the JDRF Ride. Through our experience over the last five years with type 1 diabetes, the advancements and the changes in treatments that have become available because of the things like the Ride are truly amazing." - Ryan MacDonald

"Hi, my name is Luke MacDonald and I am 11 years old. I’m also a type 1 diabetic, and I have been for six and a half years. The reason I think donating to JDRF is important is because it helps bring us closer and closer to a cure and helps those who live with type 1 diabetes make it easier for them to live with it." - Luke MacDonald

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Meet Agreen

"The JDRF Ride is very important to me. It empowers me to raise awareness and fundraise for T1D in such a fun and interactive way. As someone with T1D, I understand the importance of finding a cure."

"T1D has affected many lives including my family and friends. I know that they worry for my well-being and it would mean the world to me to find a cure. I would love to be able to go on a bike ride without the worries of my blood sugar dropping or to be able to eat dinner without the concerns of an insulin overdose."

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Meet Kulvit

“Being a mother of three, I know how much T1D can impact our youth."

"I want to be able to do whatever I can to help find a cure and make a difference for individuals that are impacted by type 1 diabetes. I like to challenge our team where we don’t want to just meet the minimum fundraising requirements – we want to exceed them."

"We are definitely a competitive bunch…but we want to be one of the top fundraising teams so we can have a positive outcome in finding a cure for T1D.”

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Meet Nathalie

"The Ride enables me to work with those close to me towards a common objective of making the lives of kids living with type 1 diabetes easier."

"My son is 13 years old and he was diagnosed with T1D at two and a half years old. From that point on, we made it our mission for this boy to have a ‘normal’ life, and do all the activities that he wanted."

"This has proven to be a possibility given the advancements in science and technology."