Chief Hurtt Keeps Pedaling For a Worthy Cause
Chief Hurtt with John Purtee (click photo
for full size)
May 31, 2005 -- Beginning at
7 a.m. Saturday (May 28), Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt and
nearly 40 HPD officers began a 2,000 mile bicycle relay trip in
an effort to raise awareness of the nation's number one child
killing disease - Leukemia.
As of today, Chief Hurtt has been pedaling for
four days in an effort to raise awareness and funding for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is the 24th year that HPD
officers have taken part in what is becoming a cross-country pilgrimage
to benefit this worthwhile cause.
Chief Hurtt began this 2,000-mile bike ride on
behalf of nine-year-old John Purtee, who is now a third grader
and was diagnosed with lymphoma at the early age of five. John
underwent a full year of chemotherapy treatments and was given
a clean bill when he was six and now remains in remission.
Click here for more
information about the HPD Bike Relay Team.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.