Sponsored: Stand strong for those fighting cancer
By Jodi N. Gonzalez
Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 30, 2013
The biggest fights can be won when people band together. And on Oct. 20, cyclists of all skill levels and from all walks of life will take to the streets of downtown Austin to stand strong behind those who are waging a battle against cancer.
The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge is an opportunity for people to help improve the quality of life for people living with cancer now. It’s a chance for people to raise money and raise their voices and say “We are with you all the way.”
The ride, part of the annual Ride for the Roses weekend, kicks off in downtown Austin and follows routes that range from 20 miles to 100 miles, giving everyone a chance to do their part no matter their experience level. Last year’s event was the largest cycling event in Austin history, with 4,000 riders.
From now until Oct. 17, it costs just $70 to register yourself or your team with no fundraising minimum. Every dollar raised will go toward helping people affected by cancer improve their quality of life and to give them access to care they need. And there are special incentives available for riders who raise various levels of donations (click here for a list).
Grab a group of friends or pedal with the family: There’s even a party for everyone at the end to celebrate the great strides we all make when we act together.
To register or learn more, click here.