Team Type 1 Foundation

Heather MacKenzie

Exercise is the billion dollar drug that never gets prescribed.

For the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes worldwide, education, exercise, and reliable access to medical supplies are crucial for saving lives. Team Type 1 Foundation’s fundraising efforts and programs continue to inspire and enable those with diabetes to better manage their disease.

I'm Riding the Haute Route Dolomites & Raising funds for Team Type 1 Foundation!

For 3 days in June I will be riding up 20K Feet over 100 miles in support of Team Type 1.  My nephew has lived with Type 1 diabetes most of his life and has always had access to the best medical services and the education to control his disease. Today he is a member of the Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol and living a healthy life with diabetes. 

The money raised will go directly to providing college scholorships to type 1 athletes with diabetes and to provide life-saving supplies to the developing world.

  • Provide college scholarships and leadership training to US-based student-athletes with type 1 diabetes. Our leadership training develops each athlete into the go-to person for diabetes inspiration and empowerment in their local communities, so they can then inspire others. Funds also off-set the increasing cost of diabetes supplies and insulin in the States
  • In Rwanda, TT1 continues to provide life-saving diabetes supplies and education to those who would otherwise suffer debilitating complications and early death from diabetes.
  • In the US, we are beginning important patient-advocacy work with the aim of making diabetes medications easy to obtain and affordable for all.
  • Fields a junior cycling team of riders all living with type 1. They are the talent pipeline to our sister organization, professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk
  • Hosts an Elite Team of all-diabetes world-class amateur athletes that compete at the highest level of their sport and serve as sources of inspiration for their communities.
  • At the global level, advocates for equal and affordable access to diabetes supplies for everyone with diabetes
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My goal is to raise $5,000 to support their efforts.  All your help is appreciated, and fully tax deductible. 





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My Supporters

  • Autodesk, Inc. June 2019 $50.00
  • Anonymous June 2019 $50.00
  • Mauricio Castillo June 2019 $100.00
  • Autodesk May 2019 $750.00
  • Anonymous May 2019
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  • Autodesk May 2019 $750.00
  • David Gilmour April 2019 $300.00
  • Millie MacKenzie May 2019 $250.00
  • Autodesk April 2019 $125.00
  • Cathy Ann Taylor Best of luck Heather and have fun! Cat & Thupten April 2019 $113.35
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