On May 9th, ADA staff and the Houston Tour de Cure committee hosted its annual Corporate Recruitment Luncheon at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Downtown Houston. Nearly 100 of Houston’s top business leaders attended to learn more about the impact of diabetes on the Houston community and local businesses, how they can be a part of the Houston Tour de Cure and how the funds raised will go to helping Stop Diabetes. Honorary Chairman and Houston Dynamo President Chris Canetti gave a brief introduction to Houston Dynamo Legend Eddie Robinson (Image 1) who gave an impassioned speech about how local business can help stop the spread of diabetes by supporting the Tour de Cure. Nothing pulled at the heart strings more than the story of 7 year old Karson Christian and his mother Keisha who talked about the obstacles parents of young children with Type 1 face before, during and after diagnosis. Although his mother did most of the talking, Karson brought the room down when he closed by simply saying “Please ride for me.” (Image 2)
To learn more about Tour de Cure, please go to www.diabetes.org/houstontourdecure.