Who We Are
Texas 4000 is a student-led nonprofit that has been active on the UT campus for over 15 years. Each year, students train, fundraise, and volunteer to prepare for a 4,500 mile bike ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK. The mission of Texas 4000 is to spread hope, knowledge, and charity in the fight against cancer. Texas 4000 acomplishes this mission by visiting communities all over North America, engaging the cancer communities in Austin and along the ride, and by granting funds to cancer research and support services.
What We're Fundraising For
Dell Med's Blood Cancer Research and Innovation: The Hematologic Malignancy (Blood Cancer) Program was established with the arrival of Dr. William Matsui in June 2019.Dr. Matsui’s research has focused on understanding why cancers relapse, and his laboratory discovered specialized tumor cells that are resistant to chemotherapy and have unlimited growth potential. His laboratory has developed several strategies to target these unique cells, and this work has led to several clinical trials in leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma.
Philanthropy allows us to make a difference in the fight against cancer! Specifically, our initiative with Dell Med will allow us to give back to the cancer fighting community right here in Austin, TX. Cancer relapse is a significant part of understanding how cancers spread, and how we can stop tumor growth for cancer patients. This research project has shown a lot of promise and can be applied to many different cancers, and we, Texas 4000, are proud to support Dr. Matsui in his research. Every donation, no matter how small will help us make a difference in the fight against cancer!