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June 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am - Free
Texas 4000 for Cancer, the nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating student leaders and engaging communities in the fight against cancer, begins its 70-day summer ride from Texas to Alaska on June 1st with an unofficial send-off party in the auditorium of Robert B. Rowling Hall, at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. The public celebration known as “Day Zero” occurs the day prior to the ATLAS Ride, where supporters can register and ride the first 25 or 50 miles with the Texas 4000 team. Day Zero draws friends, family, media, volunteers, philanthropists and civic leaders to salute the 60-plus riders for their leadership work and fundraising efforts to date and wish them well as they begin their epic 4,000-plus-mile journey to Anchorage, Alaska.
WHO: Civic leaders including philanthropist and businesswoman Luci Baines Johnson will provide send-off remarks; Texas 4000 riders, friends and family
Dean Clay Johnston from Dell Medical School and Dean Sharon Wood from the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering will be in attendance to accept grant checks from Texas 4000.
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