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    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2009 edited
    velospace is sponsoring a great cause this summer and so should you: the Illini 4000 for Cancer.

    The Illini 4000 for Cancer is a bike ride across America to raise money and awareness of cancer issues and cancer's effects on our lives. Every summer a group of University of Illinois students band together and ride their bikes for 4,000 miles from coast-to-coast in support of this cause through many towns and cities.

    The Illini 4000's mission:
    While riding across the country, the Illini 4000 Bike America Team interviews cancer patients and survivors from all walks of life. We believe that everyone has a story to tell; from the truck driver in New York City to the Wheat farmer in Colorado, everyone has a story tell. The purpose of this project is to illustrate cancer’s influence on American life, and how individuals respond to cancer according to their religious beliefs, location and socioeconomic status. Since 2007, the Illini 4000 riders have recorded the stories of over 30 cancer patients and survivors.

    Interested in helping? Pitch in one of three ways:
    1. Donate money
    2. Host the riders when they are in your town
    3. Sponsor the ride

    velospace and the Illini 4000 will be working together this summer to support this great cause. Riders will be chiming in on velospace as the ride progresses give us updates and take part in the velospace community.
    • CommentAuthorlaika
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2009
    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2009
    Twitter feed added to the velospace home page - enjoy!
    • CommentAuthoreryanv
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2009
    Thank you so much for sponsoring our organization! We leave New York in only a few days, just thinking about it makes me nervous.
    Hey, I'm riding this summer, thanks for the support, we're pumped for the upcoming trip!!
    • CommentAuthorcrice347
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2009
    As an Illini 4000 rider I would like to thank velospace for supporting our cause.
    • CommentAuthorJtmoney
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2009
    Thanks so much for your support Greg!
    • CommentAuthorzern
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2009
    Thanks Greg!

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