I'm proud to be participating in the Tour du Rouge for the 2nd consecutive year. The Tour du Rouge is a 6-day cycling event to raise money for the American Red Cross. I will be cycling from Houston to New Orleans for six consecutive days from May 1-6, 2016 for a total of 537 miles. Yes, that's a lot of miles, but the physical and mental toll I will put myself through that week pales in comparison to the suffering from those in need of the American Red Cross and the everyday efforts of able American Red Cross volunteers. To me, the American Red Cross is one of the most underrated charities. This year's ride really hits home with the flooding that has occurred in both the Houston area and in Missouri , my adopted home. I have a lofty goal to raise $10,000 this year to help fund the American Red Cross's efforts. I will do all the legwork. I just need people to donate to my ride and this very worthy cause. Any donation is greatly appreciated and even small donations add up quickly. Please take a minute, click a few buttons, and donate to my Tour du Rouge ride. Thanks in advance for your consideration.