Congrats to Brian Friedman for swimming handcuffed across the Potomac and Hudson rivers last week to raise money to raise public awareness about diabetes, a clever, attention-getting event that I announced here.
As I mentioned previously, Brian is a member of my free, online KickSugar group, and we're proud and happy to have him setting an example to others about the joys of exercise -- but please don't do his handcuffed-swimming stunt!
Brian reports to fellow KickSugar members:
"Yes, I did it! Well sort of. I swam across the Potomac. But for traffic reasons, I swam a mile on the Hudson waterfront. Yes I was handcuffed. No I didn't get any strange skin rashes.
"I swam to raise the public's awareness of the epidemic of diabetes. We are all at risk. Our lifestyles and eating habits are what is increasing the occurrence of this disease. That is why groups such as this one are so important.
"My thing is exercise and [finding food] along the edges of the grocery store. You do what you have to. I swam handcuffed. Not a useful skill, nor very difficult. But if one person saw or read about it and got out and exercised then it was worth it. I wish you all the best in your fight to Kick Sugar."
Well done, Brian. I just contributed to the ADA now myself in honro of your tremendous feat and your efforts to raise people's awareness about diabetes.