Donating bone marrow has never sounded like the most pleasant thing to do.  If you weren’t already thinking “big needles”, you are now, and that’s enough to make anyone uneasy. So when you see a group of students wielding clipboards and swabbing packets, and they ask you if you have “5 minutes to join the […]

AUSTIN – In June, a group of students from the University of Texas at Austin will embark on a journey from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska. The group, known as Texas 4000, is made up of 76 students on a mission to share hope knowledge and charity in the fight against cancer. Catherine Butschi, a 2012 graduate of […]

As a Texas 4000 rider, I know that Saturdays are for T4K. But this week, Sunday was also for T4K. This past Sunday, the day after the team’s first 90 mile ride, I woke up and volunteered at the Austin 10/20, a unique 10 mile race with live music stages every ½ mile. That’s where […]

So early on in my Texas 4000 involvement, it’s often hard to comprehend the immensity of our journey.  The 2018 team has not begun training miles yet – we won’t have our bikes for another six months.  Until then, we learn a lot, listen a lot, speculate a lot, but the realities of a 4,500 […]

Rachel DeSantis, Keeton Schenck, Nicole Wong, Valerie Vines, Kelsey Ball and Jeff Conley volunteer at the skin cancer screening event in the Student Activity Center (SAC) Ballroom. Making skin cancer prevention a priority on the Forty Acres, Texas 4000 offered free skin cancer screenings to 300 students, faculty and staff on campus in late March. […]

This weekend members of the Texas 4000 Team had an amazing opportunity to volunteer at the 23rd Annual Rosedale Ride. The Rosedale Ride is a charity bike ride that benefits the Rosedale School, the only school in Austin ISD to support children with disabilities and profound needs. It was heartwarming to see the community at […]

On Sunday, April 2nd, the 2017 team, along with the 2018 team, had the opportunity to volunteer at the Bevoman Triathlon. The event was organized by the UT Triathlon Team, so it was fun to be able to support a fellow UT organization, especially one that values cycling as much as we do. The 2017er’s […]

My teammates and I had an opportunity to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) of Central Texas annual Bandana Ball event. This was our first year volunteering at Bandana Ball and RMHC’s 28th ball. One of the routes my teammates and I train on goes south of Austin to Buda. The venue for Bandana […]

Recently, I started volunteering at the Dell Survivor Challenge. The Survivor Challenge is a group of children and their families who meet weekly to train for a 5k run. The extraordinary part of the Survivor Challenge is that all of the children participating have battled cancer! Some of the kids are now cancer-free while others […]

  After months of training, Kristopher Novak finally sees the starting line in sight. This June, the Keller resident and University of Texas student will ride a bicycle from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska as part of the Texas 4000 initiative (benefiting cancer research), the longest annual charity bike ride in the world. “It’s finally fewer […]