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Texas 4000 - Biking from Austin to Alaska to Fight Cancer

Find out what motivates about 50 students from The University of Texas at Austin to pedal bicycles for 70 straight days, riding 4,500 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska. Although each has personal reasons, they collectively ride to fight cancer. The Texas 4000 for Cancer organization has given more than $2.5 million for cancer research. In 2011, it endowed a Distinguished Professorship that provides perpetual funding for a researcher at MD Anderson. In October 2011, several of the 2012 riders came to MD Anderson to interact with our pediatric patients and hear from researchers the organization has supported. The group also toured the lab of Qingyi Wei, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Epidemiology, the first holder of the Texas 4000 Distinguished Professorship, who discussed his research and how endowments play a key role in scientists' fight against cancer.
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