On Friday, a student cycling team from the University of Texas in Austin started its 19th annual bike ride, which will cover more than 4,000 miles, looking to raise awareness and money in the fight against cancer.
In preparation for the ATLAS Ride, the Texas 4000 for Cancer team conducted a 2022 Day Zero send-off ceremony at the Engineering Education and Research Building at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) (EER).
After a two-year pause due to pandemic restrictions, the life-altering 70-day campaign is back.
Student and cancer survivor Chris Condit established Texas 4000 in 2004. Every year, this charity bike ride covers the world’s longest distance and raises money for cancer research and patient support services, as well as developing future student leaders by disseminating cancer prevention knowledge to communities along the route.
Alumnus Chris Brubaker, the head of the Texas 4000 board of directors and a 2015 Texas 4000 graduate, stated, “These students have spent more than a year preparing for this once in a lifetime experience, and we’re thrilled the team can hit the road to complete the mission.” It begins at Stoneledge Winery in Lometa, Texas at 8:30 a.m. June 4th for the ATLAS ride. There are several ways that friends and family members of cancer patients in Central Texas may assist generate money for the team. You may join the ATLAS ride by picking a 25- or 50-mile ride, paying the registration cost, and then raising $100 or more. All of the money raised will be used to further the goals of Texas 4000.
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