Anish Patel from Edgeware and his cousin Paresh Patel from Wembley are taking on a cycle challenge to fundraise for Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF). They are taking on the Global Adventure Challenge London to Paris cycle ride from 20th to 24th July 2016 finishing in Paris just before the finale of the Tour de France.
“I am so proud to take on this challenge and support DRWF” says Anish Patel, “I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2014. I’ve made some pretty big life changes and was given the ‘all clear’ after 6 months. However diabetes is quite common throughout our wider family, and Type 2 is more prevalent amongst the Asian community, so we are both keen to continue to improve our fitness and take on a wonderful challenge. If we can raise as much money as possible to help a very worthy cause the challenge will be very worthwhile.”
DRWF CEO Sarah Bone comments on their undertaking saying, “We are delighted Anish and his cousin Paresh have chosen DRWF as their charity for this amazing challenge. We look forward to seeing photos of them taken under the Arc de Triomphe at the finish line. Cycling is an excellent form of exercise, especially for people with Type 2 diabetes. It can be started at any pace and with perseverance will improve their overall health and their diabetes control.”
The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) charity raises public awareness and funds to tackle Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
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