During the summer of 2013, 26 college-aged students (including myself) embarked on a 70-day, cross country bike ride that started in Baltimore, MD and ended in San Francisco, CA. We cycled to inspire and unite communities under something we all share: our hate for cancer. It was through the program 4K for Cancer that we were all united under a common cause, to raise aware about the Ulman Cancer Fund and the young adult cancer population.
But it’s more than just cycling from one city to the next, it’s the fact that we overcame a feat that many of us thought was nearly unthinkable. We broke down our walls, passed our limit as we opened our emotional and physical boundaries, and outdid ourselves when our legs told us to shut up. More importantly, we became ohana, a family. "Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind," this became our mantra.
These are just snippets of videos I pieced together from our adventures throughout the summer. A majority were filmed through my GoPro, but a couple were filmed through my Canon Powershot SX40 HS and clips from other team members' cameras. If you'd like to learn more about the 4K for Cancer and potentially become a future rider, visit: http://4kforcancer.org/
We are 4K.