Last year I went with Craig to the Ford Race to End Diabetes held at Coronation Park in Oakville. It was amazing to see so many people come out to run and raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The inspirational speech from a little 8-year-old girl about her life with diabetes was amazing!
While watching the runners come across the finish line, I said to Craig, “I should run next year.”
Part of me really wanted to run. Part of me didn’t think that I’d actually follow through.
The old me probably wouldn’t have followed through and I’d just end up standing next to Craig as he tweeted away for @FordCanada and @FordCraigSilva. Cheering as everyone ran past.
The #NewMapsgirl is running!
It’s a year later.
25 pounds are gone.
I’m the healthiest I’ve been in a long time.
I’m doing this!
My girls will cheer for me! Craig will cheer for me! I will cheer for me!
Support me in the Ford Race to End Diabetes!
On Saturday, April 26th I will join more than 500 runners at Coronation Park in Oakville to race to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Last year the Ford Race raised more than $45,000 for diabetes research, and this year they plan to be bigger and better…and you can help!
To see more about the 2013 race read Bravery On Display At Annual Ford Race To End Diabetes from Ford Canada’s blog.