Earlier this week, Stanford undergrads Nick Abram and Chris Min began a 60-day, cross-country cycling trip to raise awareness and support for children battling cancer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
The trip stems in part from the students' personal experience with the disease: Abram lost his mother to pancreatic cancer last year, and Min's grandfather passed away from lung cancer when Min was in eighth grade. “We believe everyone - especially children - should receive the love and attention that our loved ones received as they fought against cancer,” Min said in a press release about the trip, which will raise money for the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases.
The duo's wheels took their first turn at the front entrance of the hospital on Tuesday morning, and the bikers plan to finish their trek approximately two months from now in Durham, North Carolina. They're chronicling their journey on their blog.