Vision Lampasas donates to Texas 4000 Ride for Cancer

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From left, Smith Ketterer, program coordinator for Texas 4000, and Courtney Becker, development manager for Texas 4000, meet with Dianna Hodges, vice president of Vision Lampasas.


Dianna Hodges, vice president of Vision Lampasas, presented a check for $1,500 to Courtney Becker and Smith Ketterer, representatives from the Texas 4000 Ride for Cancer on Saturday, June 3, at the Ride Finish barbecue held at Turner Field in Lampasas. The donation is from proceeds from Vision Lampasas’s Hillacious Bike Tour, an annual event, held on April 8 this year.
The Texas 4000, “Fighting Cancer Every Mile,” is a 4,000-plus mile bike ride from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska. The ride raises awareness and money for cancer research and support services while developing the next generation of volunteers and philanthropists. University of Texas students are selected and charged with raising $4,500 each, riding training miles with his or her team, volunteering 50 or more hours in the community and organizing the ride.
Vision Lampasas participated last year and this year by volunteering at one of the ride’s rest stops. This year’s stop was located in Burnet. Riders were greeted by volunteers and offered refreshments (provided by Texas 4000), which included fruit, sandwiches, cookies, and other snacks.
Chairs and tents were provided for riders to rest before continuing on to Lampasas. Several riders indicated that they planned to stay overnight in Lampasas and looked forward to visiting the city.
Vision Lampasas is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the aesthetic, social, cultural and economic welfare of the historic downtown Lampasas District and surrounding area.

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