Curt Sherstobitoff and daughter Jordan overlooking Castlegar.

Curt Sherstobitoff and daughter Jordan overlooking Castlegar.

Castlegarian ready to tackle Ironman to raise money to iron out Diabetes

Curtis Sherstobitoff is on a mission to raise $10,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Curtis Sherstobitoff is on a mission to raise $10,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in the hopes of ‘Ironing out Diabetes Once and For All.”

On August 26, 2012 Curtis will be competing in his very first Ironman race in Penticton, BC – Subaru Ironman Canada – to try to raise much needed funds for JDRF in the hope of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

His inspiration for doing the Ironman comes from his oldest daughter Jordan who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in March 2010. The entire family, Curt, Sue, Jordan and Sydney were devastated by the news and now are driven by an awe-inspiring determination and commitment to do what they can to find a cure for diabetes in the hopes of improving the lives of those living today and in the future with Type 1 Diabetes.

“Ironman is going to be painful and definitely challenging, but it’s all going to be worth the effort,” said Sherstobitoff. “I have 17 hours to complete three (3) stages – a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike ride and then finally a 42.2 km run. I would move mountains if I could to help find a cure for diabetes so Jordan and others living with Type 1 Diabetes can lead normal lives!”

JDRF is the world leader in funding research to cure Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime. Today, people with Type 1 diabetes rely on insulin to manage the disease. But insulin is not a cure, nor does it prevent the possibility of disease’s devastating effects, which can include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, amputation and pregnancy complications. JDRF is committed to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and removing the burdens and threats that this disease carries. Please visit:

http://jdrfca.donordrive.com/index.cfm fuseaction=donorDrive.eventDetails&eventID=1145 to make a donation today. If you would like to make a cash donation, please give Curt or Sue a call at 250.365.0801. All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt from JDRF.

 

Together we can “Iron out Diabetes Once and For All”