Earlier this year, I retired from Epsilon-Conversant and as I close the book on my corporate life, there is just one last thing I need to do, which is to support Children’s Hospital ONE MORE TIME.
For the last 22 years I’ve ridden in the 150-mile Courage Classic bike event to raise money for Children’s Hospital. The last 6 years, as a member of Team Epsilon – Summits for Samantha, we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the hospital.
Because of the funds we raised, the hospital was able to, not only keep the Mitochondrial Clinic open, but to expand the Mitochondrial research, treatment and clinical testing supporting children with the dreaded Mito disease, for which there is no cure today. Every 15 minutes a child is diagnosed with a mitochondrial deviation that will manifest by age ten. Mitochondria generate energy within muscle and organ cells, resulting in seizures, heart and liver issues, vision and hearing loss, muscle weakness, migraines, developmental delays and death.
Through the support of donors like you, we now have an international research presence in Colorado. We are now sponsoring a grant to fund research on the link between mitochondrial deviations and type one diabetes and other genetic disorders. We can only imagine what a breakthrough could mean!
So, as I wrap up my corporate life, I ask for you to dig deep to help us sustain and build on this important work.
Thank you so very, very much for your support!