Carlien-Kathleen-CarmenTeam Mighty will be riding to raise money and help make a difference in the fight to stop diabetes. Participating with a strong sense of purpose and inspiration, Team Mighty will be riding this year in the memory of their coworker Dave Raphael, who suddenly, tragically passed away in September, 2014. Raphael was so committed when he participated in the 2014 Atlanta Tour de Cure that he was a “champion”, raising over $1,000 in donations, to fight diabetes.

Headed by Team Captain Carmen Strickland, Team Mighty has grown this year to include three of Raphael’s close friends: Howard Moses, Maurice Rosenbaum and David Rubini, all riding to help honor such a wonderful man. “We are committed to ride and raise money in this inspirational event”, said Strickland, “not only because 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because we personally know some of them and want to do something about it.”

Dave #2Team Mighty would like to thank all of the individuals and businesses who supported their efforts this year in the Atlanta Tour de Cure with donations. If you would like to join those above in making a donation to Team Mighty’s participation in the 2015 Atlanta Tour de Cure, please visit:

By making a donation, you will be helping the American Diabetes Association provide community-based educational programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

 About Mighty Distributing System of America

Mighty Distributing System of America, a franchisor of sales and services in aftermarket auto parts, is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia and supports 110 distributors in 41 states and four international markets. The Mighty System features attentive local service, inventory management expertise, classroom and on-site training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants and shop supplies. The Mighty business model attracts independent repair shops, quick lubes, tire centers and new car dealerships across the nation and abroad.  Recognized as a “top 25 franchise brand” by The Wall Street Journal, Mighty’s unique approach of dealing directly and exclusively with automotive professionals began in 1963.