Former Team Type 1 pro cyclist Jackie Crowell passed away on Wednesday, April 25th after a five-year battle with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer.
This is a humble effort of the Team Type 1 Foundation and Team Novo Nordisk to pay tribute to an incredible woman who has been connected to our organization since nearly the beginning.
In 2014, Jackie said that her dream was to turn 30–that it would be a blessing to turn 30. She turned 30 on February 16th. Her death is an end to a triumphant life. At only thirty, Jackie achieved more than most can aspire to and she impacted so many lives.
In May 2014, Jackie gave a speech at the Amgen Tour of California’s annual Chairman’s Dinner about her ‘race for life.’ The emotional speech gave a glimpse into her mindset and her request that, “You take advantage of your life and your health, and do the best to enjoy each moment you have.”
We ask that you take a moment to watch this moving speech:
Jackie’s successful cycling career included standout accolades as US junior national time trial champion (2006), US National U23 time trial champion (2009), US …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk