CCEMS Communication Center Training Coordinator Juan Rodriguez just took a very long ride to help the HPD Bike Relay Team raise money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Juan was part of the relay team’s ride from Houston to Montreal, Canada. This is the 36nd relay ride. Through 2016, the team has raised nearly $6 millon for research. Juan is also a CCEMS Bike Medic Team and a member of the International Police Mountain Bike Association. He recently received his IPMBA Certification and as Bike Mechanic. Juan has been involved in helping the HPD team raise money and helped man the team’s booth at this year’s FM 1960 Saint Patrick’s Parade, but this was his first trip as part of the team. Scroll down to continue reading story.
Each team member wears dog tags with the names of cancer surivivors and those who did not survive. Among Juan’s dog tags are one ih honor of his wife’s successful fight and and one in memory of his father-in-law. The HPD Bike Relay Team left Houston on the morning of June 21st and arrived this morning (June 28th) in Montreal. The team is made up of more than 30 riders and support team members. The team rode in shifts 24 hours a day to cover the more than 1850 miles. Congratulations to Juan and the HPD Bike Relay Team for the tremendous success. As one person put it, the team goes “the extra mile to “arrest” blood cancers – leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.”