Texas 4000 for Cancer
Thursday, June 22 at 6PM
St. Charles Public Library
This summer, a group of students from the University of Texas at Austin are biking from Texas to Alaska to raise awareness on the fight against cancer. During their lengthy trip, they will make a stop in St. Charles. On Thursday, June 22 at 6PM, the Texas 4000 for Cancer will speak at the St. Charles Public Library to share information about their journey and on cancer.
The Texas 4000 is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by the students at the University of Texas at Austin. The organization is committed to cultivating student leaders and engaging communities in the fight against cancer. Each year, students spend 18 months volunteering in the Austin community, learning about developments in cancer research, and fundraising for cancer research and support services. They then embark on a 70-day, 4000+ mile bike ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska, spreading hope, knowledge, and charity across North America.
In their program at the St. Charles Public Library, the Texas 4000 will discuss cancer risk factors, such as smoking and sun exposure, the importance of healthy eating and exercise, and available resources that people can use for support.
For more information on the Texas 4000 and their route through North America, check out their website at www.texas4000.org.