The number 4,000 is a special one for Chris Condit, a University of Texas graduate and survivor of pediatric cancer. It’s the approximate number of miles from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska. This is the route taken by the fundraisers of his nonprofit organization—by bike.
They embark on a 70-day journey, encompassing the largest annual charity bike ride in the world. Incredibly, 4,000 is also the average number of dollars each participant raises on this trek.
Chris’ organization established the Texas 4000 Distinguished Professorship in 2009 to support cancer research in basic science.
“We’re proud to support MD Anderson and to be a small part of its mission,” Chris says.
The current holder of the professorship is Kim-Anh Do, Ph.D., chair of Biostatistics. She is discovering and validating new biomarkers for breast cancer that are leading to effective diagnosis methods and treatments.
There are currently close to 500 riders in the alumni association. Most former riders continue to inspire their communities to participate in the fight against cancer.
Chris Condit’s model empowers UT students to become engaged cancer advocates. Their extraordinary efforts increase the size and reach of this professorship every year.
You can establish a professorship for a minimum of $400,000 or a distinguished professorship for a minimum of $600,000.
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