ArtificialPancreas RacingFund LOOP

$1,530 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 21 months
Christopher Lewis will become the FIRST EVER Closed Loop (Artificial Pancreas) Race Car Driver to race during a 3 hour Porsche Endurance Race!  The Race is called the Tribute to the LeMANS and will take place at Willow Springs International Raceway!

He has been thriving with Type 1 Diabetes for eight years and racing cars since 2007. Chris explaining Loop the Artificial Pancreas in the video below during his first race with Loop in May 2017.


We are looking to raise funds to cover the race weekend expenses, including entry fees, race car rental, insurance, fuel, food and hotel. 

A closed-loop artificial pancreas system is a device, or series of devices, that can work in concert with one another to automatically give the correct amount of insulin in response to food intake and rising blood glucose.

Let's get Christopher Lewis in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first Type 1 Diabetic to race during a 3 hour endurance race on May 20th with a closed-loop artificial pancreas system! 

We will be broadcasting LIVE from the Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California, where people take their racing seriously. 

Christopher is a longtime member of the #WeAreNotWaiting community and was a developmental driver for Drive4Diabetes. He also clocked only one second behind Ryan Reed’s time in the same car on the same track.

We will be LIVE-Streaming from the driver’s seat in the race car in addition to LIVE-Streaming his Nightscout/Loop website showing how adrenaline affects his blood glucose.
This broadcast is made possible through the Nightscout Foundation on KCGM-TV.

The Nightscout Foundation exists to encourage and support the creation of open-source technology projects that enhance the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes and those who love them. This includes fundraising, advocacy and direct software and hardware development.

"Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong, 24 hour endurance race that you can never win, but strive to lead every lap." -Christopher Lewis

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Hey Everyone,

2 weeks left until the next race.

I'll put my DIY "Closed Loop" artificial pancreas through another test with a 1 hour driving stint, in a 3 hour Porsche endurance race. This race will take place at Willow Springs International Raceway on May 20th.

Thanks for supporting my cause.

This new system has greatly improved my diabetes management tremendously.
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Hey Everyone! I've submitted this application to the Guinness Book of World Records to become the First Type 1 Diabetic to Race in a 3 hour Porsche Endurance Race while wearing the DIY Artificial Pancreas System called Loop. The Event is May 20th 2017 at Willow Springs International Raceway with Porsche Club.

I'm halfway to my original goal. Thank you to all who donated to my first race and Guinness Would Record.

This one is going to be even more EPIC!! I'll be in the car 1 hour straight racing and this will be a true test to my DIY Artificial Pancreas System. Let keep those donations rolling in... $1 dollar $5 dollars anything will help.
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Hey Everyone! I'll be submitting another application to the Guinness Book of World Records to become the First Type 1 Diabetic to Race in a 3 hour Porsche Endurance Race while wearing the DIY Artificial Pancreas System called Loop. The Event is May 20th 2017 at Willow Springs International Raceway with Porsche Club. I'm looking to continue to raise funds to help support this Cause.
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Overall a very successful race weekend! I qualified 10th for the race, finished 8th overall, and was 1st place in my class.

Thank you to all who donated to my cause. I not only set the Guinness Book World Record as the first type 1 diabetic to race with a closed loop artificial pancreas... but it looks like I may have set the track record for my class, too.
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Don Matz
20 months ago

Congrats, Chris...You looked good out there!!

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$1,530 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 21 months
Created February 21, 2017
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JL
$200
Jess Lopatynski
18 months ago

On Behalf of the Riverside Region BOD's! Go! Speed Racer GO! Be great to have our President make it twice into the Guinness Book of World Records!

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Anonymous
20 months ago
MM
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Michael Marquis
20 months ago

You Can DO IT Chris!

JB
$150
John Bush
20 months ago

Good Job! I thought I would increase my donation to your cause.

LC
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Lorena Castelvi
20 months ago

Good luck Chris!!!

Don Matz
20 months ago

Congrats, Chris...You looked good out there!!

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