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For the 3rd year in a row, First United Church of Redding will host college students participating in the Illini 4000 ride across the country to raise money for cancer research. This year there are 23.
This non-profit effort is completely student run by University of Illinois students and has been going on for 9 years. Last year they raised $112,000. This 4000 mile bike ride starts at the Brooklyn Bridge and ends at the Golden Gate Bridge. Each of the riders has their own story and connection to cancer which they share in their program. Part of their mission is to document the American cancer experience through a project called the Portrait Project. While riding across the country they interview cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers in an effort to illustrate cancer’s influence on American life. Be sure to check it out at their website.
If you are a cancer patient, survivor, or caretaker (past or present) and would like to participate in this project please contact Peggy Rebol at 243-2403 before August 2nd.
We will be having a potluck dinner for the riders and they will present a short program about what this ride means to them and share some of their experiences on August 3rd at 6pm in the Social Hall (downstairs off South Sts.) which we hope everyone will consider attending! Main course is provided…please bring a salad, dessert, or appetizer to share!
Location: First United Methodist Church 1825 East St. Redding 96001
When: Wednesday August 3, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Sponsored by: First United Church of Redding