Jason Miller QMI Agency Chris Jeff rey (left) and Tim Eberwein are two of fi ve area residents who will participate in a 750 kilometre ride to Quebec to raise funds for local children with diabetes.

Cyclists pedalling for Diabetes Hope Foundation

JASON MILLER QMI Agency Chris Jeffrey needs the comunity to rally behind his ride o raise funds for the Diabetes ope Foundation. On Sept. 6 the Prince Edward ounty resident and four of his riends will participate in a 750 ilometre bicycle ride to Montaurier, Quebec to raise crucial unds for local children who re insulin dependent. Since 2006 Jeff rey has raised about $26,000 by staging similar cross-province rides with a handful of friends. So far this year, the group has raised ?????? ??????? ??????? ?????????? ?????????? $10,000 with a daunting $25,000 target in sight. Jeffrey said several of his family members, including his older brother, have struggled with diabetes. "I just decided one day to start riding," he said. The Hastings County employee said paying for care becomes a fi nancial burden for some families who don't have third party insurance coverage. "It's great to be able to help them, to get them going," he said. Jeffrey is pleading to the community to assist them in reaching the goal set for this ?????? ??????????

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????????????? ?? ???? ??? year. The seven day ride starts in Rossmore and heads to Mont-Laurier where the riders will turn around and head back to Mont-Tremblant. For a minimum $25 donation local residents can ride along with the group to the Glenora Ferry in Picton. "Th is is actually my last year," he said. "I'm getting out of event planning for a while." People can donate by going to www.diabeteshopefoundation.comwhere they will find the Two Province Tour for Hope under the events listings. People can also find Jeffrey at photochris@kos.net.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 * County Weekly News 29

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