NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            
 

Officers Raise Money For Cancer Research

Huntsville, Alabama (August 17, 2006) Two Officers from the Huntsville Police Department will travel to Austin, Texas in October to raise money for cancer survivors and research. Officers Larry Cook and James Giddy will participate in the Lance Armstrong Foundationís 100 miles cycling fundraiser event on October 8, 2006. Officers Cook and Giddy are members of the Departmentís Bicycle Patrol Unit.  However, in preparation for the upcoming event, they will be Team HPD.

Officer Cook, who is a cancer survivor, spearheaded the effort to raise money for the foundation. Citizens can go the Teamís Link listed on the HPD website and donate any amount they wish. For individuals who wish to mail in contributions, preprinted forms are available at any of the three Precincts. They are also looking for corporate sponsors whose names and logos will adorn their Team HPD shirts. The Officers have each paid the $50.00 registration fees and they are personally covering all other expenses related to the campaign. All of the money raised, 100% will go directly to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. For additional information on the Lance Armstrong Foundation, go to the website at www.livestrong.org. To donate on behalf of Team HPD, you can go to the City of Huntsvilleís website at www.hsvcity.com and click on Team HPD.