Texas cyclers to roll through Florence

The longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the Texas 4000 team, will be rolling through Florence on Thursday, July 3, just 34 days after departing from Austin, Texas, en route to its final destination in Anchorage, Alaska.

While in Florence, the 2014 Texas 4000 Team will celebrate and share hope, knowledge and charity with friends and family before continuing on its 70-day journey.

Seventy-nine undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Texas at Austin brave the rain, sleet, wind, snow and heat while pedalling more than 4,500 miles in support of the fight against cancer. Along their journey, riders will volunteer at community events that contribute in the fight against cancer and visit with cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and family members to make educational presentations about CANCER PREVENTION and early detection.

They also use this time to offer hope, encouragement and share their personal stories to cancer fighters of all ages and to those who have been affected by the disease.

For the complete article see the 07-02-2014 issue