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Hope We will instill hope through our actions and our stories. Each rider has been personally affected by cancer, either through experiencing the disease personally or by having a loved one who has. As survivors, we will share the story of our personal experiences with cancer and chronicle our ride to show that through prevention, detection and treatment, one can achieve great things.
Knowledge We will share knowledge by serving as a portal for cancer related information. We are working closely with the American Cancer Society and the doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a comprehensive collection of cancer resources that we will distribute through our website and during our ride. In each of the communities we visit, we will present informative literature and lectures, where we will describe the risk factors associated with various types of cancer, present in-depth information that highlight the importance of awareness and testing and provide a comprehensive list of resources for those affected by this disease.
Charity Our actions stem from and will serve to promote a spirit of charity. Our riders feel so strongly about this cause that they are each raising $4,500 (a dollar per mile) to aid in the fight against cancer. Moreover, in as many as nineteen cities across the Western United States and Canada, we will donate our time by volunteering in cancer treatment centers and local cancer awareness events. Finally, by staying in local community centers, such as hospitals, universities, schools and churches, we are perfectly posed to rally these communities around a common cause of wellness through prevention and early detection.
On Saturday, June 7, 2008, The Sense Corp Texas 4000 for Cancer team will begin its cycling journey from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska...and continue its journey in the fight against cancer, spreading Hope, Knowledge, and Charity in each community along the way. Texas 4000 is an organization of fifty passionate young individuals, the majority being University of Texas students, whose lives have been touched by cancer.
The first day of this journey is called the ATLAS Ride. Nearly 300 friends, family, and community members will join the Texas 4000 team for the first day of their charity ride, cycling the first 70 miles to Lampasas, Texas--showing support for the team and their cause. This year, the Texas 4000 team hopes to raise over $350, 000; over the past five years, this organization has donated over $1,001,977.00 to the American Cancer Society and the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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