Led by attorney Thomas Henson Jr., the team has raised $106,885 during the last five Tours and has been named one of the national Tour de Cure Top 100 Fundraisers for two years.
The event raises awareness and funds for diabetes prevention and treatment, and the cause is personal for Henson
, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 9.
"I know firsthand the effects of diabetes and the impacts it can have on a family," said Henson
, who has chaired the event for the last three years.
"The Tour de Cure is our way of supporting the American Diabetes Association
to make a difference in the lives of others.
Supporting our community is a tradition at HensonFuerst
, and this is just another way we can give back to our neighbors."
As the event chair, Henson
is challenged to grow the event to the proportion it deserves.
said about 600 cyclists participated in the Tour this year, up from 525 cyclists last year, and he
hopes next year brings even more cyclists and volunteers to this important event.
Anyone interested in joining the HensonFuerst Cycling
Team can contact Henson
at ThomasHenson(at)lawmed(dot)com for more information.