On May 30th of 2015, I will join 90 other students from the University of Texas in the adventure of a lifetime. Over the course of 70 days, we will bike over 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska, the longest charity bike ride in the world. We are the 2015 Texas 4000 team and we ride for the promise of a cancer-free world.
Texas 4000 for Cancer is non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against cancer. Since it's inception in 2004, Texas 4000 has donated over $3 million dollars towards cancer research. Most of these funds have gone to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and more recently to survivorship programs LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation Center and the University of Texas at Austin Biomedical Engineering Department. We are proud to say that 94% of every dollar you donate will aid in the fight against cancer by funding research or patient support programs.
But Texas 4000 does more than bike to Alaska or raise money for cancer research. Along the ride, my teammates and I will be making stops in various communities along the way to spread HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, and CHARITY. Texas 4000 exists to give a voice to every dollar that is donated in the fight against cancer. We recognize that there is a story behind your incredible will and generosity and we want to hear it. We want to ride for you.
I joined Texas 4000 in honor of my Daddy. He has fought and conquered cancer twice. I ride for him and the others who have had to fight that battle. I ride for my mom, and all the other caretakers who show incredible strength in the face of this terrible disease. I ride so that one day my children will live in a world where cancer is a thing of the past.
There are multiple ways you can join in my fight:
1. Donate Online: www.t4k2015.com/donate/carrie.bruno/
2. Send a check:
Pay to the order of "Texas 4000" and put "Carrie Bruno" in the for/memo line. Mail all checks to:
Texas 4000 For Cancer
901 S Mopac Expy
Barton Oaks Plaza 1, STE 300
Austin, TX 78746
Texas 4000 is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donation are 100% tax deductible. Every little bit helps-there is no donation too small!
SHARE YOUR STORY: I would love to hear your story. I love talking over coffee or snow cones, exchanging letters or emails, or just sharing a conversation over the phone. Any way you'd like to contact me, I'll be here. I would be honored to ride for you and your loved ones.
SHARE MY STORY: You can read more about my story at www.t4k2015.com/rider/carrie.bruno/
Please feel free to share it and my ride against cancer with everyone you know. We must band together in this fight.
With all the love in the world,
"Let your faith be bigger than your fear"