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Flower Mound grad biking to Anchorage in fight against cancer

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Nearly 30 students from the Texas 4000 cycling team will roll into the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant in Flower Mound on Wednesday to top-off before continuing on their 4,500-mile trek to Alaska to raise money in the fight against cancer.

One of those students is Courtney Schutze, ride director and a Flower Mound High School graduate, who will be joined by fellow riders and FMHS graduates for the free lunch.

“When I first learned about Texas 4000, I knew immediately I had to be involved. It was a way I could fight my dad’s cancer with him. Though he lost his battle I will continue to fight this war for him,” Schutze said on her Texas 4000 donation webpage.

“When we heard Courtney and her teammates were passing through Flower Mound on their way to Anchorage, we knew we had to fuel them up with some ONE LOVE before they head out for the Rockies,” said Lupe Villarreal, Managing Partner of the local Raising Cane’s. “We’re all impressed by the challenge they’ve undertaken and we’re proud to pitch in with their fight against cancer.”

The University of Texas students will arrive at the restaurant, located at 3205 Justin Road in Flower Mound, around 1 p.m. on June 4. The 28-person group, which represents a third of the school’s cycling team, left Austin on May 28.

Each member of Texas 4000 is required to raise $4,500, ride 1,500 training miles, volunteer more than 50 hours in the community, and help plan every aspect of the ride.

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