Four Pals Pedaling to Fight T1D

Why Type One Diabetes? And why this ragtag group of brothers and best friend?

We're riding alongside of one of our best friends from Montana, Derek Bronken. His family courageously deals with type 1 (T1D) everyday. Sadly, he lost his older brother Adam in 1997 due to diabetes. His younger brother Casey battles courageously every day. And over the last couple of years, Derek’s wife Amber as well as his father were diagnosed. The strength of this family is unrivaled and we're honored to help their cause.

The money raised will change the lives of millions of people who struggle with the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) every day. Any donation, big or small is greatly appreciated. 

The Ride:

We'll be riding 99.6 Miles (but let's call it 100) and climbing 5,700ft of elevation. 5,700ft is basically the equivalent of 5 Salesforce towers. To say we'll be completely gassed is an understatement. 

The ride is in Santa Fe, and you can read more about it here. If anyone needs us to bring back a turquoise bolo neck tie, let Brett know.

Items you can get when you donate:

$500 - A Day on the Bay 
You and three friends will be hosted to a lovely day of Sailing on the San Francisco Bay. Departing from the port of Sausalito we will explore the Bay. Have you ever wanted to sail around Alcatraz in “The Suburban of the Sea”? Have you ever wanted to BBQ on Angel Island? Have you ever wanted to crush beers on Treasure Island and then walk to your personal Sailboat? Well now you can! We’ll even drive you home if you decide to indulge in some crispy boys. Comes with a cooler filled with Sauvy B, White claws, and beer, cheese and charcuterie plate. (Oysters on demand and Portrait mode complimentary)
*Upon donation specify which auction item you’d like you’re donation to go to. If any. Max 2

$100 - Spandex Sponsorship
Have you always wanted your name scrawled on your friends spandex leotard? Well, now’s your chance!!! If you donate $100 we’ll write your name, or favorite phrase onto the race spandex. For $150 we’ll do a doodle too.
*Upon donation specify which auction item you’d like you’re donation to go to. If any.

$10 - Music to our Ears
We’ll have a bluetooth speaker blaring tunes during the whole ride. $10 gets you a song on the playlist. Pump us up with some Rocky theme song! Or drive us nuts by buying 5 Chumbawumba songs in a row. Celine Dion, Alanis Morrisset, Enya, Eiffel 65 are strongly discouraged, but accepted.
*Upon donation specify which auction item you’d like you’re donation to go to. Specify your song(s)

$400 - Professional Engagement/ Family /Baby photos by Scott Suiter
Semi-pro photographer Scott will spend 3 hours taking photos of your newborn, your engagement, or your whole family in rolled jeans and white shirt frolicking on Chrissy field. But in all seriousness this is a great opportunity to get those professional photos done without paying the exorbitant Bay Area prices. Scott will provide an online library, and then help retouch up to 10 selects.
Max 4. Local to SF Bay Area only.

$50 - Mindfulness & Yoga with Andy
Have you always been curious about Yoga? And maybe you are intimidated to go try your first class on your own? Self proclaimed Yogi, Andy will give you the ins and outs over some Tea and then take you to your first class. You also have the option to take the class at an out of class location. Namaste.

$50 - Pickle/jerky making with Brett & Dr. Taylor Buckman
If you have mastered Consommé, Turducken, Galantine and sashimi Tamago then you are ready to add Pickling and Jerky making to your cooking skill set. These are prerequisites to master the “trial and error”, “set it forget it” style of making the spiciest/garlicky jerky & pickles.
Jerky -> (3) 1 hour session: Homemade Marinade, Commence dehydrator, Extract & bag
Pickles -> (2) hour session: Sanitizing, Ingredients/recipe review, Brine, Jar prep & refrigerate
Max 4. Local to SF Bay Area only.

$350 - Catered dinner with celebrity chef MarylyMerrily
Have you heard of the online sensation chef, and what some people are calling the next generation’s Ina Garten, MarylyMerrily ? Well she cooks a delicious meal. For $350 she will come over with Celebrity “Thumbs Up Guy” and cook a Weekday dinner for you and your family (max 6ppl). You can join the “TV SHOW” or just sit back and sip wine while the Chef whips up your favorite recipe.
Max 2. Local to SF Bay Area only.

$100 - Baking Bread with Mikey
Ever want to learn how to make bread? Well now’s your chance. Mike Suiter is an American amateur chef, who got his start in baking in 2016 after bingeing the first three seasons of the Great British Bake Off. Drawn to the precision and science of baking, he frequently bakes breads for his friends and roommates just to hone his craft. Together, you’ll spend 3-4 hours making french baguettes (A Paul Hollywood recipe!). Afterwards, you’ll have the confidence to add freshly-baked bread into your arsenal of cooking techniques.
Max 4. Local to SF Bay Area only.

T1D Diabetes Facts:

-Is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin – the hormone that controls blood sugar levels
-Strikes children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle
-Requires constant carb counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on insulin
-Is a constant balancing act that results in stress and sleepless nights 
-There is no way to prevent T1D and there is no cure – yet. But JDRF is working hard to change that. 

Every dollar you donate today funds research for breakthroughs to help everyone with T1D live healthier and longer, until this disease no longer exists. 

With your support, we will turn Type One into Type None.

Thank you from all the Suiter Bro's and Brett!
  • Kim Lundgren 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Lynn Middlebrook 
    • $100 
    • 32 mos
  • Eliza King 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Alli See 
    • $75 
    • 32 mos
  • Mary Okner 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
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Fundraising team: Suiters and a Smith (4)

Scott Suiter 
Raised $2,495 from 19 donations
San Francisco, CA
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Andy Suiter 
Team member
Raised $3,210 from 20 donations
Brett C. Smith 
Team member
Raised $2,536 from 39 donations
Mike Suiter 
Team member
Raised $575 from 14 donations
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