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Diabetes dads and fundraising for JDRF

Over the end of May bank holiday, 12 diabetes dads completed a bike ride from London to Paris to support research into Type 1 diabetes on behalf of JDRF. All 12 men have children with diabetes. They took four days to cycle to the French capital.

Andrew Stroud, one of the dozen, explained the team’s support of JDRF: “They fund type 1 diabetes research to improve lives and one day eradicate the condition for good… Imagine… no more finger prick tests, no more injections, no more cannulas, no more sensor inserts. Our kids have upwards of 2,500 needles in their bodies each and every year, and will until there’s a cure.”

Rebecca Tomlinson, JDRF’s Senior Challenge and Sports Fundraising Manager, said: “The efforts of these ‘diabetes dads’ cannot be underestimated. They have cycled hundreds miles to draw attention to the benefits of Type 1 diabetes research and to raise funds.”

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