By Henry Netherland

Texas 4000 for Cancer rides through Seeley


Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

On Wednesday, July 14 University of Texas at Austin students participating in Texas 4000 for Cancer share stories on how cancer has impacted their personal lives and why they choose to get involved with the organization. They stayed overnight in Seeley Lake Baptist Church. Typically the non-profit that raises money for cancer research has students bike from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, but due to COVID-19 students adapted by returning to Texas from Glacier National Park. From left to right are riders Raymond Kitziger, Celesia Smith, Sauman Teng, Rithvik Ramesh and Nicole Kell.

SEELEY LAKE - Students from the University of Texas at Austin stayed the night at the Seeley Lake Baptist Church Wednesday, July 14 as they made their way back to Texas from Glacier National Park as part of Texas 4000 for Cancer.

Texas 4000 is a federally registered non-profit organization founded in 2004. University students participate in the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world as a way of raising money for cancer research.

In previous years participants would ride 4,000 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska but due to COVID-19, the Canadian border was closed. The organizati...

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