This year, the 78 Texas 4000 riders have been taken off the road due to safety precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but they still are contributing to the cause. The riders are putting in their 4,000 miles either on stationary bikes or local roads, with daily broadcasts available on the nonprofit organization’s website and social media channels.
According to the Texas 4000 website, the nonprofit has already raised more than half of its $1 million goal—$503,519. Donations can be made on the organization’s website.
The money goes to different organizations, each with a focus on cancer research or support. Texas 4000 has a grant review committee that includes alumni, board members staff and community members who select the recipients. According to the nonprofit’s website, past recipients include MD Anderson Cancer Center and the the Livestrong Foundation.