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: How to Fundraise Around Valentine’s Day

Individual Events: Post on Facebook “Donate by February 14th and I will write you a poem.” Sell roses or carnations on campus Throw a Valentine’s Day Party & ask for donations Craft unique gifts to sell for Valentine's presents Hold a dessert auction or bake sale...

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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...

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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for 4K

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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Holiday Fundraising

Holidays Are For Fundraising! Donate your holiday – ask for $ instead of presents Add a fundraising letter or note to your family’s holiday card Host a holiday party (ugly sweaters?) and charge a cover to attend Christmas carol with a tip jar Dress up as Santa and...

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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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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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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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