Riders from Groundworks Plus, Fulton Hogan, Boral and the Neilsen Group are taking part in the cycling event, Ride to Cure Diabetes, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation?s (JDRF) mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
JDRF is the world’s leading non-profit contributor to type 1 diabetes research, investing over $1.3 billion over the last 40 years. In Australia, JDRF are currently funding over 40 research projects, with a total investment of over $60 million.
Its research has, thus far, lead to the development of insulin pumps, new types of synthetic insulin and has reduced the impact of diabetes complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease.
The Neilsen Group?s Harry Simpson told Quarry that he is dedicating his ride to a past President of the IQA, Sid Hill, who died after suffering diabetes. Sadly, Hill lost both legs to the disease in the months before his death.
?Sid was a great friend and mentor,? said Simpson.
To support the riders ? and the laudable work of the JDRF ? go to ride.jdrf.org.au