The Van House Foundation Bikes to Battle Diabetes

Brighton, Mich., [June 17, 2013] – Board members from The Van House Foundation spent their Saturday at the Tour de Cure cycling event in support of The American Diabetes Association.

The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to grab their bike, and ride for the future of millions.

“We want to support The American Diabetes Association in anyway we can,” said Rick Van House, co-founder and chairman of The Van House Foundation. “It’s our goal to educate the younger generation about this disease and also gives us a chance to teach ourselves a thing or two as well.”

The group’s bikes were provided by Scott Dedenbach, owner of Reve Cycles and host of The Bike Shop Show. Other sponsors for the foundation’s team included this year’s presenting partner Team Brandt: Remerica Real Estate, and education partner, Whole Foods.

About the Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure is hosted by The American Diabetes Association in order to raise awareness and funding for the organization. The event also serves as a healthy way to get fit and stay active. There are several course lengths for cyclists of all ages and ability levels.

About The Van House Foundation

The Van House Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Earl Van House II. The goal of the foundation is to assist other non-profits by finding creative ways to get their message out to a younger generation, typically 25-40 year olds. By partnering with various associations and foundations, The Van House Foundation helps bring awareness to each cause by finding new and innovative ways to make learning exciting.

The Van House Foundation will hold their large education event in the spring of 2014 to promote and educate the younger demographic about diabetes. For more information or to make a donation please visit

Rick Van House
Chairman & Co-founder
The Van House Foundation
422 W 11 Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067
ph. 248.632.1171

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