Profile

  • Route: Sierra
  • Ride Year: 2017
  • Hometown: San Antonio, TX

About: Hey there! My name is Brittany and I'm a Senior Health Promotion major. I hope to one day work with a non-profit organization to reduce socioeconomic disparities in health through education and intervention. If I'm lucky enough to work with kids, then even better! I grew up in San Antonio, TX so I have a love for tacos and the San Antonio Spurs. In my free time, you'll more than likely find me at a coffee shop having an iced coffee or two. As a runner by nature and a triathlete by choice, I also enjoy hiking in the mountains, running and cycling through Austin, or the occasional open water swim. Although if I had it my way, I would spend all my time traveling the world. I am so blessed to have been chosen to be part of the 2017 Texas 4000 team and I'm ready to advocate for a cause that is so dear to my heart while exploring the country on two wheels!

Why I Ride

For my Aunt Mickie.

My senior year of high school, I found out that my Aunt Mickie was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. I ride for her because I've experienced how draining the fight against cancer is. I've experienced the impact it has had on my entire family. She inspires me to ride because of how strong, how resilient, and how unwavering she is in the fight. Through the chemotherapy, through the surgery, through the crying family members, she's been resolute. I ride for her because through her fight, I am motivated to go out and make a difference in the world.

For the cure.

Through this organization, I've been given an opportunity to fundraise money that goes directly to research to find a cure for cancer. I believe a cure can be found and I believe this organization has a tremendous impact on those who are fighting cancer, those who are survivors, and their families. I ride because I know that one day we will live in a world where the word "cancer" is obsolete.

For the opportunity to give back.

Texas 4000 is more than just an organization to me. This is an opportunity to give back to the community and make a difference within the world. This is an opportunity to spread the word about Texas 4000's tremendous impact in fight against cancer. I ride because I want to experience first hand the impact that this organization has on those who are fighting cancer and the families who are standing strong in the fight against it.