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Riding Against Juvenile Diabetes
Stimpson, a member of AFSCME Local 484, will participate in the 100-mile Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Ride to Cure Diabetes cycling event July 7-10, 2016 in Burlington, VT. Stimpson will be riding with the Greater CT/Western Mass Chapter of the JDRF.
Proceeds from the event will benefit JDRF research efforts to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world, including approximately 3,000,000 Americans.
The cause is personal for Stimpson, as he plans to ride in honor of his son Padraic (Pat), who has had the disease since he was 7.
“Diabetes is a formidable enemy, and my seeing my son fight through it has inspired me to make a difference,” Stimpson said. “Our goal is to create a world without T1D, so any and all support is deeply appreciated. We can beat this thing.”
Stimpson, a resident of Madison has served in the North Branford Police Department since 2013. Prior to joining North Branford, he spent 32 years in the Madison, CT Police Department.
You can join the fight to conquer T1D by visiting www.JDRF.org. Click the “Events” link and then click the Ride website and search for the name “Robert Stimpson.” You can also find the Ride to Cure Diabetes on Facebook.
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