By: Special to The Laredo Sun
“Riding for a cure, that’s why we are doing this,” says Customs & Border Protection Agent Jose Munoz, who is helping organize the Ride of Heroes competitive bike race to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
“I challenge all of my brothers and sisters in uniform to participate in this great event, have fun and help a great cause.”
The rules will follow MTB race guidelines and it is open to all law enforcement or military individuals only. Competitors may sign up in the following categories: four-member team relay race; women’s category open to age 19 and over; or kids bracket ages 13 to 18.
Fees to sign up are: team fee: $100; women’s fee $20; and kids’ fee $10. Pre-registration is taking place at Ciclomania, 7913 McPherson Road, Ste 104.
The day of the event, on-site registration will take place from 7 to 7:30 a.m. only, with cash or check accepted only on same day registration.
Top three individual awards will be given out for each race and the grand daddy of them all, the Bragging Team Award will also be given out.
“Of course, all who support the cause are the real winners, by helping fund research that is improving the lives of all living with diabetes and getting us closer to a cure.
We appreciate all those involved and the support we have generated through events like this race,” said Letty Garcia, special events manager for JDRF in Laredo.
“I know that all of the law enforcement, first responders and military have big hearts and are always ready to lend a helping hand. They are true heroes, and I’m sure they will learn a lot about bravery from some of our youngest Type I Diabetic kids, who live with this disease every day of their lives,” concluded Garcia.
For more information about the Ride of Heroes bike race, call Bernie Chapa at Ciclomania at 956-717-1660. For more information about JDRF, contact Letty Garcia at 956-712-2900 or visit website www.jdrf.org.
Edited by: C.R.
- Thank you for supporting type 1 diabetes researchby Melinda Rose, 06/08/2012 10:58
Thanks to all the riders and their supporters of this most worthwhile effort to raise money to fund type 1 diabetes research.
As a parent with a child who suffers with diabetes, I consider you to be heroic! JDRF WILL lead us to a cure.
Join advocacy at JDRF and Advocate for renewal of the Special Diabetes Program -1/3 of all t1d research is in jeopardy! jdrf.org/advocacy OR text ACTION to 37420