When Katie Russell of Plano, Texas, rides her bicycle a hundred miles per day through hot, dry deserts and through steep mountain passes, she remembers all her family members who have fought against cancer. She said cancer has been prevalent among her family members, who have experienced a lot of loss. Her grandmother is currently […]

It’s difficult to read the paper or watch television anymore without being bombarded with news about senseless bloodshed, violence, disease, hunger, starvation, hatred, abuse and myriad other social and moral injustices. Just how do we go about trying to “fix” the way things are in today’s world? Mind boggling to think about it. Is it […]

ST. CLOUD – A group of college students from the University of Texas – Austin are spending their summer biking on the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world. On day 37 of the 13th annual Texas 4000, the group stopped in St. Cloud to continue their efforts to raise money and awareness for cancer […]

WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports | La Crosse, WI (WXOW) –33 days and just over 2,000 miles have brought 21 Texas students to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, and they’re not even halfway finished with their journey. “About every 10 days, we’ll have a rest day,” said UT-Austin student Liz […]

IDAHO FALLS — A group of Texas-based cyclists were pleasantly surprised by what they found last week when they crossed into Idaho. Several in the group had never been to the Gem State before and were impressed with east Idaho’s landscape and people. “Idaho was more beautiful than I expected,” said Sarah Gutberlet. The cyclists […]

LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – A road trip for one Laredoan is taking her from central Texas to Canda, but she is not making the trip by car. Nicole Wong is a college student from Laredo and she’s joined an annual cycling fundraiser called The Texas 4000. Nicole is still riding and is one of 70 riders participating in […]

Catherine Butschi of Cedar Rapids, one of about 70 students bicycling more than 4,000 miles to raise money for cancer research, stopped in Iowa City with her teammates Tuesday night. She wanted to talk with Iowans about cancer prevention. Texas 4000, launched in 2004 by a pair of University of Texas students, is the longest […]

Kristopher Novak said his family has had its share of cancer scares. When his mother was 55, doctors discovered precancerous polyps while she was undergoing a colonoscopy. His stepfather had a similar incident occur when he was 35 years old. In both cases, doctors quickly removed the polyps. Later on, his stepfather had to have […]

Emily Murphy wants to give. The 2013 Carroll graduate studies nursing at the University of Texas, which she has come to refer as more of a lifestyle than a curriculum. But it’s more than that. Murphy wants to use her physical ability and endurance to help others by biking more than 4,000 miles from Austin […]

Group of riders from Texas tackling 4,000-mile journey
to raise money to battle cancer Day 19 was a fairly easy day. Time to sleep in a little and cruise 57 miles, mostly downhill, into Grand Junction. But first, there was a pitstop for a cool dip into the Colorado River. Four of the 25 bicyclists from […]