Welcome the Illini 4000 bike riders

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
3:00 p.m.

Beckman Institute Circle Drive
405 North Matthews Ave.
Urbana, IL

THIS EVENT HAS ENDED.

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Illini 4000
Illini 4000 announcement at Alma Mater, May 7, 2018. With members of the Illini 4000 team, Barry Benson, Chancellor Robert Jones, Prof. Rashid Bashir and Jim Moore, Jr., President/CEO of UI Foundation.

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Illini 4000 LogoThe Beckman Institute and the Cancer Center at Illinois invite you to celebrate the arrival of the Illini 4000, joined by guest riders Chancellor Robert J. Jones, UIF President and CEO Jim Moore, Jr. and Vice Chancellor of Advancement Barry Benson. Join us at a community welcome reception to support these campus ambassadors and cancer research and awareness advocates.

DATE & TIME

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
3:00 p.m.

LOCATION

Beckman Institute Circle Drive
405 North Matthews Ave
Urbana, Illinois
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University of Illinois administrators join the Illini 4000 in portion of cross-country bike ride

May 8, 2018

Every year, the Illini 4000 embarks on a cross-country bike ride to raise money for cancer research. This year, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign administrators will take part in one portion of the cross-country trek to raise money for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine and to build awareness for the Illini 4000. On June 5, Chancellor Robert Jones, vice chancellor for advancement, Barry Benson, and University of Illinois Foundation president and CEO Jim Moore Jr. will ride into Champaign-Urbana to conclude their portion of the race.

“The impact of their (Illini 4000) efforts puts us one step closer to finding a solution to one of the world’s greatest challenges – a cure for cancer,” said Benson. “Our new Carle Illinois College of Medicine is also seeking to advance the fight against cancer while transforming the future of health care with the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine.”

Students representing the Illini 4000 presented the administrators with official cycling jerseys to welcome them as a part of the race, partnering with them in their efforts to raise money for cancer research.

“Having support for cancer research and leading-edge medical training is critical to advancing the breakthroughs we all hope for,” said Rashid Bashir, executive associate dean for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. “Supporting our students directly supports the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s efforts to catalyze health science research at Illinois.”

Join us on June 5 from 3-5 p.m. at the Beckman Auditorium for a reception to welcome these campus ambassadors and cancer research awareness advocates as they bike into Champaign-Urbana.

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