Riders to stop in Aldergrove

The Texas4000 Riders against Cancer will be arriving in Aldergrove, Thursday, July 28.

The Texas4000 Riders against Cancer will be arriving in Aldergrove, Thursday, July 28.

They will be sharing their message in the Kinsmen Community Park beside the High School at 7 p.m.

“We encourage you to come along, give them an enthusiastic Canadian welcome, and support their effort,” said a local spokesperson. “Bring your kids, it will impact their lives.”

In case of rain, bring an umbrella and organizers will try to find some shelter.

The Texas4000 is a group of university students cycling 4,000 miles from Texas to Alaska to speak with communities regarding cancer and how we can prevent cancer from invading our lives and to raise funds for cancer research.

Different teams have been riding since 2004, spending a year in training prior to each summer’s ride.

They call themselves Livestrong Texas4000 and you can view their website at www.Texas4000.org and go to this newscast on the web and you’ll get to meet some of the riders: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/texas-4000-rides-again

Billets are being sought. Volunteers are needed to open their home for these young people, to provide a clean bed for one night, a shower, a place to launder their riding outfit and a bite to eat. They will be on their way the next morning.

Contact Gloria Fama at 604-856-8380 if you can billet one or two of them, or for further details.