Oxford resident holds Second Annual Ride for Diabetes Aug. 1

OXFORD – Two years after losing her daughter to diabetes, Oxford resident Nancy Peterson is working to keep other families from going through the same ordeal. On Aug. 1, the second annual Ride for Diabetes will be held, and all proceeds will go to support the American Diabetes Association.



In March of 2007, Peterson lost her daughter Heidee to diabetes. Diagnosed at the age of two, Heidee battled diabetes for 28 years before dying of complications from the disease. “Although it’s too late for Heidee, there are many out there who are still suffering,” Peterson said.

Peterson’s son Shane Wilcox came up with the idea to do something in Heidee’s memory, and because she had always enjoyed motorcycles, the idea of an annual memorial bike run was discussed. Heidee left behind one child, and according to her grandmother Elaine Daily, the annual bike run helps keep Heidee’s memory alive for her son.


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