On Saturday, September 22 the Houston Dynamo organization will participate in the fourth annual Houston Tour de Cure. There are 80 bike races in 43 states hosted by the American Diabetes Association, with all proceeds benefiting the ADA and their fight against diabetes.
For the first time, the Houston Dynamo will co-sponsor a team with Novo Nordisk and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. The team, which was organized by Dynamo sr. director of corporate development Bryan Kraham, consists of 167 riders including members of the Dynamo front office, season ticket holders, sponsors and fans.
"We are proud to participate in this event and support this cause," Kraham said. "One in three children born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. That is a horrifying statistic and this race is only a small part of what we can do to end diabetes."
Kraham serves on the executive committee of Tour de Cure has a team fundraising goal of $50,000.
"We knew it would be a challenge to reach that $50,000 plateau, but the members of the team and the Houston community have rallied behind this cause and with a late push I feel as if we can get there," Kraham said.