Through Texas 4000, I am able to ride for anyone who has been affected by cancer and carry the powerful message of hope. I am riding for my uncle who passed away from liver cancer. He was the first and most meaningful death I ever experienced. I walked through his entire cancer journey from the diagnosis till his last day.
I also am riding for my mom who has devoted 30 years of her career as a cancer researcher for M.D. Anderson and the University of Texas at Austin. From my mother and uncle, I have grown up around my personal experience with cancer through death and education. I value the endless contributions of my mom’s cancer research community and of families who work hard to love and keep loving.
Texas 4000 reminds me of the lives of my uncle, my mom, my friends' parents, my friends, and many others as well. Texas 4000 embodies hope for a cancer-free tomorrow and I want to partake in sharing the stories of all the fighters, families, friends, and caretakers. Let's ride for hope!