Riding for a cure
Local resident and her family raise money for diabetes research
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Nine-year-old Paige Maas was all smiles after crossing the finish line of the Tour de Cure bike course in Hillsboro, Ore.
Not only did she ride her bike 26 miles, a personal record, but she and other team members raised money for the American Diabetes Association.
Paige, a Washougal resident, has type 1 diabetes, which requires that she check her blood sugar six times a day and carefully monitor her food and fluid intake.
For the first year, she used a syringe for blood sugar monitoring but now has an insulin pump.
She first participated in Tour de Cure as an 8-year-old with her team, Paige’s Pilots. Inspired, Paige set two personal goals after the event: Double the team fundraising from $5,000 to $10,000; and ride 10 miles instead of 5.