Aydin Akcasu Cycles Cross-Country to Stop Diabetes

A message from Aydin:

I've been a Software Developer and Architect for over 30 years. Most of that time has been spent sitting behind a desk, not watching what I eat, and getting little exercise. I'm way out-of-shape, overweight, hypertensive, have high blood pressure, pre-diabetic, and now my "recent accomplishment" was making it to the "obese" category for my body fat. Without any change, and since it runs on both sides of my family, I suspect I will become type-2 diabetic unless I take some action. 

So I decided to try and reverse this trend, and some of the damage I have done from all those years of sitting. In mid June, I am taking a 'Sabatical' and taking a few months off. No, I am not going to spend a few months windsurfing, or laying on a beach somewhere. I plan to ride from Plymouth, Michigan, to Seattle Washington. 

I feel without this type of drastic 'adventure', my health may continue to slowly decline. I am hoping to raise $5,000 for the American Diabetes Association.

Be sure to follow me on my Ridin with Aydin blog!

Here is some more information about Diabetes...
Did you know? Every 20 seconds someone new is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes kills more Americans each year than AIDS and Breast Cancer combined. In fact, 1 in 3 of our children will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue.

This is why I am joining the American Diabetes Association in their quest to Stop Diabetes! Please join me in the fight by making a donation to my event. You can make a difference!

Each dollar I raise will be used in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

No matter how small or large, your generous gift will help improve the lives of the more than 29 million Americans who suffer from diabetes and another 86 million people with pre-diabetes, in the hope that future generations can live in a world without this disease. Together, we can all make a difference!

Thank you for making a generous contribution to this cause that is so important to me!

Aydin Akcasu