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Why We Run – Team Baltimore 2018

Every year we ask our participants to think about their reason for running, their motivation, or as some may call it - their "why" - the fuel that gets them over the hills, through the windy and long plateaus, out on raining mornings and persistent during...

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For the People on the Back of My Leg

"In the last few days since finishing the run, I have been asked time and time again, "How in the world did you do it?"And every time I responded, "because I was doing it for the people on the back of my leg". Each day of the run, I dedicated the day's miles in honor...

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What do parents say about 4K?

              My child is about to get on a bike and ride it 4,000 miles across the United States for cancer... My child is about to lace up their shoelaces and run in a 4,000 mile relay across the United States for cancer... These statements may sound crazy but this...

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Sweet on 4K: Fundraising Around Valentine’s Day

  Fall in love with fundraising this Valentine's Day. This darling holiday is the perfect time to vamp up your fundraising efforts to get everyone sweet on 4K. Spread the love on and around February 14th to show others how they can send a different kind of secret...

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#Why4K with Calvin & Hobbes

1. It's about the people.   2. School and work will always be there.   3. Get out of your comfort zone.   4. Enjoy everything our country has to offer.   5. Live in the moment.   6. Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while,...

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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Fundraising

Social media is great for sharing your story, educating about the cause, and getting others engaged. The goal is to get people to want to be involved, and donate, with or without being asked! Consider using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube,...

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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Fundraising

Social media is great for sharing your story, educating about the cause, and getting others engaged. The goal is to get people to want to be involved, and donate, with or without being asked! Consider using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube,...

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Fundraising Ideas from Alumni

Fundraising can sometimes seem a little tricky or not so “fun.” However, with some fresh ideas and a good attitude, you're sure to raise money in no time! Here are some ideas from 4K alumni to help you out! I invited friends over for a “Cuts for Cancer” party. I...

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March Fundraising Ideas

As you start to amp up your training in preparation for the summer - amp up your fundraising as well! Here we have outlined some new, fun ideas for spring fundraising: 1. St. Patty’s Day Fundraiser: Use the holiday to plan some creative fundraisers! Host an event or...

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Why We Fight

Why We Run – Team Baltimore 2018

Every year we ask our participants to think about their reason for running, their motivation, or as some may call it - their "why" - the fuel that gets them over the hills, through the windy and long plateaus, out on raining mornings and persistent during...

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Why We Ride – Team Seattle 2017

We collectively curated a collection of photos hoping to articulate the team’s motivations for riding, or as some may call it— the “why”— the fuel that gets us up the hills, through the windy plateaus, out on raining mornings and persistent during...

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4K Alum Spotlights

Meet Cristal – BE Courageous

Meet Cristal! Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Cristal is a spunky, resilient and big-hearted, daughter, sister, student and inspiration to many. Cristal’s cancer story began during a college semester abroad in Spain. In the middle of her experience, she...

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Alumni Blog Spotlight: Sophia Garber

Today we're rereading some amazing blogs from this past summer's rides and runs. Sophia Garber, a member of Team San Francisco 2017 highlights one of the most memorable days of their trip. Trail Ridge Road - the highest paved road in the U.S.- that winds its way up...

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