Our Mission

The Illini 4000 is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the American cancer experience through The Portraits Project, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross-country bike rides.

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The application deadline to be a 2015 rider is quickly approaching; don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. The application closes September 17th, 2014 at 11:59pm!

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Upcoming Events 08.29.14

Illini 4000 has several exciting events in the next few weeks!

Monday, September 1st: Come celebrate Illini 4000′s 9th birthday with us with a short ride from the Ike to Jarling’s Custard Cup. Meet outside the SDRP at 2pm to ride over. This event is open to everybody from prospective applicants to ride alumni!

Tuesday, September 2nd: Following a 7pm info session in Lincoln Hall 1028, hang out with past riders and the current Board of Directors at Cocomero to learn a little bit more about the people involved in Illini 4000 in a more informal setting. If you are not attending the info session, you can meet us there around 7:45pm!

Wednesday, September 3rd: The UIUC Underwear Mile is held at least once per semester, and the money raised is donated to Illini 4000! Run down Green Street in your underwear! Find out more at the Underwear Mile Facebook event: on.fb.me/1rESBH5

Thursday, September 4th: The Portraits Project will be on display at the Illini Union Art Gallery from September 4th through September 28th! An opening reception will take place on the 4th at the gallery at 4:30pm. More information can be found on our earlier post: http://illini4000.org/2014/08/the-portraits-project-gallery/

We also still have 3 info sessions before our application deadline. Dates and times are below; all info sessions are in Lincoln Hall 1028.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 7pm

Monday, September 8th, 6pm

Friday, September 12th, 5pm


The Portraits Project Gallery! 08.29.14

Hello! The Portraits Project was chosen to display a number of Portraits in the Illini Union Art Gallery from September 4-28. The Art Gallery can be found in the northwest corner of the Student Union, at 1401 Read more…

Join the 2015 Bike America Team! 08.25.14

Recruitment for the 2015 Bike America Team is in full swing! Come learn more about Illini 4000 and the Portraits Project at one of our info sessions, all of which are held in Lincoln Hall Read more…

Fin. 08.04.14

Day 71. We awoke to music, and donuts bought by Walder because Shiqi got her bag out by 6:15. Breakfast was pretty much a freefrawl of bread, jelly, oatmeal, and other random food from the Read more…

Day 70 08.03.14

Ten weeks ago, we set out upon an epic journey. We left Central Park with intentions of reaching the Golden Gate Bridge. Then we stopped at In-N-Out Burger. For the last real ride day, David Read more…

Day 69 08.02.14

Happy first day of August! We can’t believe we’ve made it this far and summer is coming to a close! Eric dedicated the ride to Alex, a 5-year-old boy who won a four year fight Read more…