JDRF Fund A Cure Luncheon – November 7, 2019
November 7, 2019, Dallas, TX
Join Chairs Lane and Brian Olson at the 7th Annual Fund A Cure Luncheon at Brook Hollow Golf Club featuring Keynote Speaker, Eric Tozer.
Fund A Cure Luncheon Speaker: Eric Tozer
ERIC MADE HISTORY, BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES (T1D) TO COMPLETE THE WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE, RUNNING 7 MARATHONS ON 7 CONTINENTS IN 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
Eric Tozer is a diabetes ambassador who inspires the community through sports and utilizes his athletic accomplishments as a platform to be a role model in the diabetes community.
Eric was diagnosed with T1D in 2006, while traveling in Europe. He had the classic symptoms of diabetes including constant thirst, increased appetite, frequent urination, blurred vision, lethargy and weight loss. Eric had always lived a very active and healthy lifestyle, so the sudden 20-pound weight loss made him aware that something was seriously wrong. Upon returning home, a visit to his doctor revealed the devastating and life changing news of his diagnosis. Eric’s life was quickly turned upside down: checking his blood sugar levels up to 10 times a day, calculating carbohydrate intake and taking varying units of insulin shots with every meal.
But Eric wasn’t going to let diabetes control his life and decided to take charge. Soon after his diagnosis, he completed his first half Ironman and hasn’t stopped since. He co-founded non-profit organization, Diabetes Sports Project, comprised of hundreds of T1D athletes around the globe, demonstrating how through proper diet, exercise, a positive outlook and effective blood glucose management, dreams can be achieved.
Eric’s Athletic Accomplishments:
- World Marathon Challenge 2019 (7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days)
- Run Across America (3,000+ mile run across USA in 15 days with ten T1Ds)
- 140.6 mile Ironman distance triathlons
- 70.3 mile Half-Ironman distance triathlons
- Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons
- 26.2 mile Marathons
- 13.1 mile Half-Marathons
- NCAA Men’s Soccer Final Four All-Tournament Team (2004)
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