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Offline anish4000

Bike Across the US with the Illini 4000 for Cancer
« on: January 08, 2007, 05:12:07 pm »
Hi,

My name is Anish Thakkar, I am a student at the University of Illinois and director of The Illini 4000 for Cancer (www.illini4000.org)

We are organizing a cross country bike ride this summer to be completed by 25 college students to raise money for cancer research and family support programs. Our beneficiaries are The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and Camp Kesem (www.campkesemnational.org).

We are accepting applications for riders through our website so if you are looking for an adventure with a good cause, check out our website and consider applying! We are taking applications until February 5, 2007.

I'll try to check back on this forum if you have any questions, but the best way to contact The Illini 4000 is at contactus@illini4000.org

Happy Pedalling!

-Anish Thakkar

This message was edited by anish4000 on 1-8-07 @ 2:01 PM

Offline ptaylor

Bike Across the US with the Illini 4000 for Cancer
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 10:55:52 pm »
Hi all.

I'm not interested in attending Anish's bike ride, but I have a good word for Camp Kesem. The Camp Kesem program has been in place at The University of Notre Dame for 4 or 5 years. Here in South Bend, the program is run by Notre Dame students; it is for kids who have been touched by cancer. I understand that Notre Dame is just one of several campuses with active programs.

I have 3 grand-kids who attend Camp Kesem events, and get a lot of benefit from them. They attend a week long camp in the summer, and one or two half-day events (parties) throughout the rest of the year. The college students do all the organizing and fund raising, then serve as counselors to the kids. My grand-kids always come home with a great experience.

My grand-kids were referred to Camp Kesem when they lost their mother to cancer two years ago. At the time, they were aged 3 through 7.

Paul
Paul

Offline anish4000

Bike Across the US with the Illini 4000 for Cancer
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 12:33:05 am »
Camp Kesem's programs really are great! Our school, The University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, has been trying for several years to raise the necessary funds to launch a camp to serve the central Illinois area and has been unable to reach the needed $20,000 so far.

The Illini 4000 is committed to raising a substantial portion of their needed $20,000.

-Anish