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2015 Texas 4000
July 26, 2015
2015 TEXAS 4000 TEAM ROLLS INTO TESLIN AS PART OF 4,000 MILE CYCLING TREK
Students on 70-Day Ride to Share Hope, Knowledge & Charity in Fight against Cancer
On the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000
team will be rolling through Teslin on Sunday July 26, 2015, just 58 days after departing from Austin, Texas on their way to Anchorage, Alaska. While in Teslin, the 2015 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing on their 70-day journey.
Texas 4000 began 12 years ago when Chris Condit, a UT Austin student and cancer survivor, sought a way to share a message of hope, knowledge and charity to those with cancer. Since then, Texas 4000 has sent more than 540 riders on their bicycles, traveling more than two million miles to honor those affected by cancer.
Collectively, these riders have raised more than $4.5 million in the fight against cancer, funding cancer research projects at MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas Biomedical Engineering Department, and survivorship programs such as the LIVE STRONG Navigational Services Center. Students
have the opportunity to serve on a grantmaking committee upon their return from the summer ride, helping to determine where a portion of their hard-earned fundraising dollars will be contributed.
Read the full press release here!