Stanford students bike cross-country for cancer research

2 Stanford undergrads.

51 days of biking.

Countless flat tires.

Over 3,600 miles.

Palo Alto, CA to Durham, NC.

All for a cure.


Read more of their journey on their blog:


This summer, two brave Stanford juniors Nick Abram and Chris Min embarked on a 60-day, cross-country cycling trip to raise funds for the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

With little biking experience, Nick and Chris describe themselves as “the perfect team: two bad bikers battling cancer one mile at a time.” Prior to their departure from Packard Children’s, they had never ridden more than 40 consecutive miles, let alone day after day.

What they lack in biking experience they more than make up with dedication to their cause. Chris rode to honor his grandfather who passed away from lung cancer during Chris' eighth grade year. Nick lost his mother to pancreatic cancer last year after a three year battle. His ride is a tribute to her life and legacy.

“I want to be able to understand the fight she endured,” Nick says.

Nick and Chris rolled into Durham just in time—September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—and their fundraising efforts will benefit the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Packard Children’s. The nationally-recognized center is committed to outstanding clinical care and research for children with cancer. This commitment, in conjunction with the numerous research resources and comprehensive social support services offered at Packard Children’s, assures the best possible outcome for our pediatric cancer patients and their families.

“We believe everyone—especially children—should receive the love and attention that our loved ones received as they fought against cancer,” says Chris.

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, make a donation on Nick and Chris' fundraising page! Visit to learn more about the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases.

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