My name is Race (you probably know that if you're on this website, go you!). I am a sophomore at The University of Texas studying Spanish and Biology. As we have both find ourselves on this website, my greatest hope is that your wallet is as open as your heart, and that you haven't even read this far into my bio because of your inextinguishable passion to kick cancer in the behind one buck at a time. Seriously, donating to this page is a wonderful way to help me on my journey to serve those affected in the cancer community. Here's a little more about why I chose to ride in Texas 4000.
The people in my life who have encountered cancer occupy a particular place in my heart. Their courage in the face of challenge, selflessness in the face of hardship, and optimism in times of trial demonstrate the capacity for each of us to overcome our obstacles. My Aunt Elizabeth was the source of joy in many of my earliest memories. My Aunt Evelyn exemplified the opportunities we have near the end of our life to impact the lives of those we love beyond our own years. My Aunt CJ, the mother of my best friend, redefined the meaning of the world "family" as she became my "mom-away-from-mom". My Tía Mique shone new light on what it means to age yet never get old.
Each of this women have played an irreplaceable role in shaping me into the man I am today, and as I go forward with Texas 4000, they will be with me in thought. But it's for those who face the threat of cancer tomorrow that I ride for. I ride for Ella, my Aunt Elizabeth's granddaughter, so that she can live a full life free of the fear of cancer. I ride for Tanner and his sisters, so that they can continue life with their mom, my Aunt CJ, free of the fear of recurrence. I ride for my cousins Bruce and Annie, and everybody who has lost a parent. I ride for my mother, who represent everybody who has lost a sister or brother or friend. I ride for my grandparents, who represent everybody who has witnessed the death of a child. I ride for everybody affected by cancer, and I ride with those special men and women next to me.