2015 Team Reaches Anchorage!
It’s official – the 2015 Texas 4000 team crossed the finish line Friday in Anchorage, Alaska after a 70-day journey (on bicylces) from Austin, Texas! We hope this gives you a glimpse into an experience that is challenging to capture in words and photos and we thank you for the part you played in getting our riders to this point.
“For 70 days and the 18 months before, my teammates and I have dedicated our lives to sharing Hope, Knowledge and Charity across the continent. And I can proudly say we did just that. We interacted with cancer patients and survivors in each and every city we visited, and hearing their stories only empowered us further to reach our final destination. Now that we have crossed the finish line, and can say that we have biked from Texas to Alaska, I am lost for words. The friendships made, the lives changed, the lessons learned, and the places we’ve been will forever have an imprint on my life. Thank you Texas 4000 for an experience of a lifetime. I am forever grateful!” – Tatiana Jessen, Ozarks route
DAY 65: The Alaska Border
DAY 70: Morning Ride Dedication Circle
DAY 70: Mirror Lake Rest Stop
DAY 70: Crossing the Finish Line
DAY 70: One Last Group Hug
DAY 70: Local News Coverage From the Finish Line
Don’t forget, you can visit the riders’ social walls (Sierra, Rockies, Ozarks), read their journal entries, attend this year’s Tribute Gala, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for more!
Thank you for playing a role in supporting these incredible students. They sacrificed a great deal to share hope, knowledge, and charity from Texas to Alaska and beyond, touching thousands of lives along the way. We appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to read this email and for helping us fulfill our mission to cultivate student leaders and engage communities in the fight against cancer.
Jen Thomas, Kathryn Flowers, Emmy Laursen, Courtney Becker
Texas 4000 Staff
P.S. Tickets to our Tribute Gala on August 22, 2015 are going quickly. In fact, we are almost sold out! Please register today to make sure you have a spot for this unforgettable event celebrating the accomplishments of our 2015 Team.