• Route: Ozarks
  • Ride Year: 2021
  • Hometown: Colleyville, TX

About: Hi and welcome to my page!

My name is Aashna and I’m a senior Biology and Plan II major from Colleyville, Texas. At UT, I am also involved in Natural Sciences Council and Texas Orange Jackets. I usually spend my free time FaceTiming my family, baking, and playing tennis. Some other things I love include: my dog, lavender-scented candles, anything at all from Trader Joe's, and Texas sunsets.

If there is someone you’d like me to ride for, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Why I Ride

Every person will be impacted by cancer, directly or indirectly, at some point in their lives. It’s a disease that hurts individuals, families, and communities every single day. Even worse, there are thousands of people who cannot afford to get the care they need. Cancer disproportionately impacts individuals of lower socioeconomic status, and proper care is inaccessible for entire communities that lack the resources and education to fight the disease. The fight against cancer is a fight for a better world - a world in which everyone has access to the care they need and no one is left behind.

It can be so easy to be complacent with issues that don’t directly impact you, and sometimes it can feel impossible to do something about a disease like this one, but we all can do our part in the fight against cancer. I am incredibly fortunate to not have a personal experience with cancer at this point in my life. I ride for those who aren’t as fortunate. I ride because we have a responsibility to the people around us. I ride because, despite how tough cancer is to fight, we have to keep fighting back. I ride for every individual impacted by cancer, knowing that no matter how hard it will be to bike to Alaska, battling cancer is always harder. I don’t want to be complacent; I want to take this fight in my own hands as much as I possibly can. I am so excited to do my part in spreading Texas 4000’s pillars of hope, charity, and knowledge through this ride. As always, if there is a story you would like to share with me or someone you would like me to ride for, please reach out to me. I would be grateful to hear your story and ride for you or someone you love.

To Alaska and back!