Help Gavin bike from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska, fighting cancer every step of the way!
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To visit my rider page: http://www.texas4000.org/users/profile/10738
For more info: www.texas4000.org
It's happening. I, along with 97 other students within the University of Texas will embark on a massive mission in the summer of 2015; we will be biking over 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska, for one purpose: to kick cancer's butt on the longest annual charity bike ride event in the world.
The Texas 4000 is a 70-day journey, more than twice the distance of the Tour de France. Founded in 2004 by Chris Condit whom battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, this bike ride was created with one goal in mind: to spread hope, knowledge, and charity all over the nation in a battle against cancer. Throughout the past 10 years the Texas 4000 has evolved in such a way as to become a 501(c)(3) federally registered non-profit organization in which over 4 million dollars have been raised and donated to M.D. Anderson, UT Biomedical Engineering Initiatives, and the Livestrong Foundation. On this journey to Alaska, my team and I will make stops in innumerable cities, libraries, schools, churches, town halls, hospitals, and anywhere else allowed to spread our mission and goals. In this way, we hope to connect the entire nation in our struggle to defeat cancer once and for all. We will connect hearts, spread faith, and share stories of the loved and the lost, and the ones who fought and won their personal battle against cancer.
I ride for: My Aunt Jill, who has been there through thick and thin since my birth. Jill was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in November of 2011, and went through chemotherapy treatment for ten months. Her case went into remission in September of 2012, staying in this state for nine months. The disease, however, penetrated her liver, and Jill was once again diagnosed in June of 2013, and continues to struggle to keep her life. I ride on her behalf, not only to keep her hopes up as she fights to survive, but to be there for her as she always has been for me throughout my life. With that in mind, I also ride for my grandmother, whom died of lung cancer a few years after I was born. All in all I hope to raise cancer awareness as well as funding so that we as a team can work to defeat cancer once and for all. I ride for a cancer free future.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS you can get involved!
1. DONATE ONLINE- My personal goal is $6,000. No donation is too small! Every little bit helps. You can donate via the link below:
2. Send a check! You can send a check made out to "Texas 4000 for Cancer" with "Edward Zizmont" written in the memo line. This can be sent to:
901 S. Mopac Building
Building 1, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
3. Share your story. I would love to hear your story, and would love to talk more about mine as well!
4. Share my story. Share this page with anyone and everyone you know, and get my story out there!
Thank you all so much for your time. My contact info is below, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!