As Quick Chek’s senior vice president Mike Murphy heads to Whitefish, Mont. on Sept. 3, to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) Ride to Cure Diabetes, he will not only attempt to bike 100 miles to support research to find a cure for type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, but will do so as New Jersey’s top fundraiser with a record $12,000 pledged to date.
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Murphy has served as an active organization board member and president of JDRF’s Mid-Jersey Chapter for the past three years, and began training for the 100-mile journey in April.
“I’m more than ready,” Murphy said. “The experience of getting ready and training for the ride has been both challenging and rewarding, but not as rewarding as the support I’ve received along the way and I thank everyone for their generous pledges. Each dollar raised for the JDRF makes a real difference in the lives of countless individuals living with diabetes.”
Those interested in making a donation supporting Mike Murphy as he bikes 100 miles to help fund the critical research needed to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, can visit ride.jdrf.org.
Quick Chek has 119 retail locations in New Jersey and southern New York, including 12 pharmacy stores and 22 locations with fuel.