• Route: Sierra
  • Ride Year: 2021
  • Hometown: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

About: Hi, I'm Aktham! I'm a senior studying civil engineering and philosophy, and I'm humbled by the opportunity to be a part of the Texas 4000 team in the fight against cancer.

I was born in Houston and grew up between Jordan & UAE - eventually moving to Austin in 2016 to attend UT. Some of my hobbies include sailing, astronomy, and construction tech, so feel free to talk to me about any of those things!

Why I Ride

I ride for every person who is currently fighting or has lost a loved one to cancer, as well as all the survivors in my family who continue to inspire me with their strength every day. I consider Texas 4000 the beginning of a lifelong pledge to spread education about cancer and support the philanthropic leaders in our community helping families gain access to the resources they need, and I’ve been fortunate to find this wonderful group of people coming together to take initiative for a cause affecting too many, too soon around the world.

I'm inspired by the work of Texas 4000 and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation on the 2021 team riding from Austin to Anchorage. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Donate Now' button. The more people that know about Texas 4000, the greater the impact in the fight against cancer, so I’d truly appreciate it if you’d also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!