• Route: Sierra
  • Ride Year: 2024
  • Hometown: Denton, TX

About: Hello! My name is Campbell Sweeten and I am a senior at the University of Texas studying public health. I hope to attend physician assistant school after my time at UT. Being involved in Texas 4000 is a huge honor and privilege, and I am ecstatic to make strides in the fight against cancer alongside my teammates.

Some of the things that make me who I am are my two dachshunds, my unwavering support for the UT basketball team, a love for Trader Joe’s sourdough bread, and my Young Life small group which has changed my college experience for the better. The summer before my ride to Alaska, I’ll be working at Pine Cove in Columbus, Texas with some awesome high schoolers, and improving my Spanish during a study abroad trip to Santander, Spain.

I’m so excited to kick off this experience that will surely be the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve done thus far in my life. I have no doubt Texas 4000 will mold me into a more passionate, empathetic, and resilient individual, and I’m grateful to have you along for the ride!

Why I Ride

There aren’t words that can be said to reverse the suffering of those who have been impacted by cancer. I am fortunate that my immediate family has been spared, but there is work to be done to make this a reality for more people.

I ride for the survivors who still notice the effects of their past battles with cancer each day, or who bear the financial hardships of the medical treatment that was required in the fight for their life. I ride for those who are fighting cancer in isolation and experiencing their trials alone, and for family members who perpetually feel the absence of a loved one. I ride because I believe that each day I am given is a gift, and because spending my time caring for and focusing on others is the best way to live out my purpose. I ride for the belief that one day, there won’t be any more pain, suffering, or loss. Until then, I’ll strive to love people wholeheartedly through their best and worst days.

This organization provides an opportunity to change the narrative regarding cancer, and it allows me to actively take part in that effort. Along the 18 month journey, I am eager to share the active work being done with those touched by cancer and their support systems to help improve the lives of people experiencing similar trials. I hope this provides just the encouragement needed to continue their fight.

Thank you for supporting me along this journey, through your donation or simply by sharing my page with others. Feel free to contact me–I would be honored to dedicate a day of my ride to you or someone you love.

To Alaska and back,

2 Corinthians 1:3-5