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Fighting Cancer on Two Wheels - The Illini 4000 "Send Off Reception"!

Help us send off this years team, as they prepare to embark on their annual cross-country bicycle trek to raise funds for cancer research and patient support services. Join us to learn how they will tackle this trip from NYC to San Francisco.

 
Fighting Cancer on Two Wheels
 
Don't miss the West Suburban Illini Club's "Send Off Reception" for the 2015 Illini 4000 ride!  Join your fellow Illini alumni at Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewery in Aurora Tuesday, May 19 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  This year's team of riders includes 30 students riding bicycles from NYC to San Fran raising funds for cancer research and patient support services. 
 
 


  
 The Mission of Illini 4000

““The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the American cancer experience through The Portraits Project, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross-country bike rides.”  

    
 

 
                                     The Portraits Project
 
While riding across the country, the Illini 4000 Bike America Team interviews cancer patients and survivors from all walks of life. We believe that everyone has a story to tell; from the truck driver in New York City to the Wheat farmer in Colorado.  The purpose of this project is to illustrate cancer’s influence on American life, and how individuals respond to cancer according to their religious beliefs, location and socioeconomic status.
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Since 2007, the Illini 4000 riders have recorded dozens of stories from cancer patients and survivors. This year, the team hopes to interview at least 30 cancer patients and survivors.  It is the goal of The Illini 4000 to continue this project each year, thus creating an enduring and evolving portrait of cancer’s effect on American life. In addition, selected pieces of the collection will be exhibited at Krannert Art Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.

 



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