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4K for Cancer

Urban Velo reader Nate Wineland recently wrote, “This summer I along with 30 other college students will be embarking on a 60 day 4000 mile bike ride form Baltimore to Portland on behalf of the organization 4k for Cancer. The purpose of the ride is to spread awareness, foster hope, and unite communities across the country in the fight against cancer. We do this through cancer education programs, health screenings and by visiting cancer patients at hospitals, cancer centers and hospices each day during the ride. We also give financial support to local, cancer centric non-profits in the communities we bike through.”

To help Nate reach his goal of raising $4500, visit 4kforcancer.donortools.com.

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  1. Ted LewandowskiJanuary 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Noble effort – but $4,500? That works out to $150 per rider – my nephew raised that just by selling candy – did not have to ride x-country. Looks like an excuse to party for 30 days to me.

  2. Urban JeffJanuary 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Nate’s individual goal is $4500.

  3. T4KriderJanuary 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I rode in a similar ride to the 4K for Cancer a few years ago, the Texas 4000 for Cancer. Essentially, it’s the same concept, 50 or so students ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise money for cancer research at MD Anderson while spreading hope, knowledge, and charity along the way. Each rider raises a minimum of $4500 (and most exceed that by several thousand dollars, if not more).

    With all that being said, the ride is in and of itself an amazing experience, but the people- patients, survivors, family, and friends that you meet along the way are beyond incredible and, in my opinion, the true purpose of the ride.

    These rides are worth your support alone for any comfort, education, and charity these rides can bring to the people and communities affected by cancer, but it’s worth knowing that the money also goes to fund research to treat and cure cancer in the future.


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