• Route: Ozarks
  • Ride Year: 2021
  • Hometown: Houston
  • School Year: Senior
  • Major: Plan II Honors, Health and Society, Psychology

About: Hi! My name is Morgan and I am a fourth year Plan II Honors, Psychology and Health and Society major with minors in Entrepreneurship and French. I am from Houston, Texas and have 2 younger brothers and 2 dogs who are spoiled beyond belief (I’m talking puppy-lattes-from-Starbucks-every-morning spoiled) I love speaking french and I am currently applying to graduate school so I can become a therapist!

I love being outside and active so when I'm not doing schoolwork, I'm usually running, playing guitar, or trying out a new recipe. Or honestly, maybe just cleaning my room it’s kinda the unsung hero of extracurricular activities in my opinion.

Why I Ride

There’s a term to describe when a human feels an emotional response to moral beauty: elevation. That’s the feeling that I get when I think of Texas 4000. I ride because I want to support a mission and an organization that celebrates life and brings together communities battling cancer. I ride for hope, and to support people who feel alone when faced with the diagnosis of a loved one.

I ride to celebrate life. People need people, and Texas 4000 is a reminder that people are strongest and at our best when we support each other. I ride to empower and honor the strength and the spirit of those who have battled cancer. I ride for Loyde Viana, for my family, and for my team. This team is my inspiration, and I ride in solidarity with my teammates who fight cancer together, never alone.

When you donate to Texas 4000, you help spread awareness about the cancer community and how it affects people, allowing the organization to fund communities that don’t have the same access to donations as bigger research institutions. Living in Houston, my mom had access to cancer treatments and doctors that many communities do not. I believe that where you were born should not impact your chance of diagnosis or rate of survival. Texas 4000 meets these communities where they are and delivers support to communities most needing donations.

None of this is possible without people like you. Please help me help Texas 4000 by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Texas 4000, the greater the impact in the fight against cancer, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. People need people, and Texas 4000 is a reminder that people are strongest and at our best when we support each other. Thank you in advance for your generosity, every single dollar is appreciated!

Additionally, if you have anyone that you would like me or Texas 4000 to ride for, please do not hesitate to reach out. To Alaska and back :)