Basit is a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University where he is studying Neuroscience. In the summer of 2011 he is riding with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000 mile bike ride from Baltimore to San Francisco. Money raised by our riders goes to support 4K for Cancer's mission of spreading awareness, fostering hope and uniting communities across the county in the fight against cancer. We do this through cancer education programs, health screenings and by visiting cancer patients at hospitals, cancer centers and hospices each day during the ride. 4K also gives financial support to local, cancer centric non-profits in the communities we bike through.
I do not know anyone with cancer, nor do I know anyone who passed away due to cancer, and for that I am lucky. But, I do understand and believe that cancer is a human condition and that anyone and everyone who can help fight this ailment should help. Though she is not my mother who has cancer, she is someone’s mother, and that alone is enough reason for any and all to help. This is why I will be biking 4000 miles this summer from Baltimore to San Francisco.
It is imperative for all to commit in the fight against cancer. Those with the disease are doing more than enough; their journey is infinitely more challenging than my own. I am inspired by the resolve and resilience of those afflicted with cancer, their courage and hope in dealing with such an intimidating foe will help carry me through.
Can’t wait for the ride,
Abdul Basit Khan