• Route: Ozarks
  • Ride Year: 2024
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

About: Hello!!

My name is Alissa, I am from Dallas- Fort Worth, and I am a 3rd year biology student from UT Austin. I love exploring new coffee shops, playing with my roommate's cat (Toby), and spending quality time with friends and family :). I am currently trying to get into rock climbing, lifting, and cooking.

After graduating UT, I plan on taking a gap year to help those who are medically underserved in my hometown before going into medical school. Having personally experienced health barriers, I am committed to bridging the gap in access to care and reducing health disparities.

One way I wanted to fulfill this goal was by joining Texas 4000!

I am deeply honored to be part of this organization and to help those impacted by cancer.

Why I Ride

Cancer is a difficult journey, where patients and those related often lean on each other for support. I want to better assist these communities by being involved in Texas 4000, to spread charity, knowledge, and hope to the families here in Austin, all the way to Anchorage, and beyond. I want to use my energy and put my efforts towards those who feel that they have no voice, and to those who are unable to help themselves.

Texas 4000 has provided me the opportunity to fulfill this purpose. I ride for the pillars; hope, knowledge, and charity.

Spreading hope to communities to show individuals that they are heard and that they are cared for. To let them know that they aren’t alone in this battle against cancer.

Spreading knowledge and learning more about cancer and all that comes with it; the emotional burden, the strength of others, and their grit. I want to play a part in teaching underserved communities the importance of preventative care.

Spreading charity to give to those who are dealing with this disease and may fall short. To lend a helping hand to families who are ill-equipped. To support cancer innovation and research.

Finally, I want to ride for my aunt, my teacher, and everyone who has been impacted by this awful disease.

Feel free to contact me and share your stories, or even drop me a text (at 6825568120) just to say hello! Your story holds great significance, and I will keep them in my thoughts as I embark on my journey in Texas 4000.

To Alaska and back!
Alissa Nguyen