Thursday, July 2, 2009

HPD Bike Relay Team does it again!

Leukemia is the no. 1 child killing disease. Ten times as many adults as children are stricken with leukemia. Lymphoma rates have nearly doubled since the 1970's. Police officers always want to "catch a killer" and the Houston Police Department (HPD) Bicycle Relay Team's goal is to "arrest these killers" and accelerate The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fight against blood cancers.

The Houston Police Bicycle Relay Team began their 1,800 mile bike ride in Houston and ended five days later in Providence, Rhode Island, travelling through the Smoky Mountains, crossing the Mississippi River and finally to their destination on the east coast. This was an unparalleled volunteer effort to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Anonymous said...

way to go HPD. True heroes in more ways than one!

Anonymous said...

When I finally get through the academy *fingers crossed for March 2010* I would love to do this ride with my FUTURE brothers and sisters in blue. Sounds like everyone had an awesome time working to 'catch a killer.'

Diver said...

Excellant work all around, a hearty congradulations to all involved.
Hopefully this achievement will bring a ray of Sunshine back into the Dept. after that needless LODD you guys suffered a few weeks back.
May he rest in Peace for ever safe in the arms of Jesus!!