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 […]

Last summer you rode from Austin to Alaska as part of the Texas 4000, a charity bike ride to fight cancer. Tell us about that experience.  Going into the ride I didn’t realize how impactful my story would be to others. I’ve been cancer-free since January 2009 and have had a passion for research since. […]

  2012 Rockies Rider, Shea Flynn, lives in Washington, DC where she works for RTI International on the ENVISION project — a global health project funded by USAID that provides technical and financial assistance to 19 countries’ governments to help eliminate and control five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This isn’t surprising considering she joined the […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Catherine Butschi, a 2012 Robert E. Lee High School graduate and graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, is training for the cross-country Texas 4000 charity bicycle ride. This is the first in a series of stories she plans to write about her experience. I am doing something that gives me […]

Today I woke up at 4:45AM to pick up four teammates and head down to the mile 5 water station of the Austin Marathon. It was somewhere between too warm and too cold and humid. A hundred riders from both the 2017 and 2018 joined forces to support the runners as they ran the half or […]

Our Spring 2017 interns have started! Check out what they do: Meet Sydney: Name: Sydney Patton Year: Freshman Major: Undeclared Development Intern       Meet Lizzie: Name: Elizabeth Stokes Year: Senior Major: Journalism Grants Intern         Meet Dionna: Name: Dionna Arimes Year: Senior Major: Neuroscience Special Events for Tribute Intern     Meet […]

Check out this interview with Texas 4000 riders Fred Tally-Foos & Arin Madera during their stop in St. Louis, Missouri last summer: . Thank you KMOX for featuring this story on our student cyclists!

AUSTIN Texas 4000 get new executive director Texas 4000, a nonprofit dedicated to cultivating student leaders and engaging communities in the fight against cancer, has named Scott Crews as its new executive director. Crews joins the organization with more than 25 years of leadership experience and 14 years of nonprofit experience. He most recently served […]

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Events Coordinator position. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to by Friday, February 17th. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. View a full description of the Events Coordinator position by clicking here.