Chris is a senior at the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he is studying Emergency Health Services. 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 Portland. Money raised 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.
Each day 1500 people die in the United States from cancer and another 3,400 individuals are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer not only affects individuals who are diagnosed but every individual in their life. In the summer of2008 my grandfather was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. I am happy to say that he is in remission but for many individuals and families this is not the case.
This ride represents the constant struggle and endurance shown by cancer patients and their families. As we travel across the country we will help the fight against cancer by spreading awareness, providing health screenings and by visiting cancer patients. I will be cycling over 4000 miles with 4kforcancer in order to try and make a difference in at least one person’s life. The greatest thing that we can provide is hope and love. Donations to our cause is greatly appreciated.