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Follow Cristal Ortega's cross country progress!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Only 10 more days to her final destination in San Francisco! 

On Monday, Cristal and her team entered Oregon, their 10th state. Idaho was a challenge because of the heat and sometimes monotonous roads. But they're enjoying Oregon, especially the stop at the beautiful Painted Hills. Tonight they will be in Klamath Falls, OR and will continue their trek south to San Francisco. 

You can read an article about their stay in Logan, UT in the Herald-Journal. 

A recent Dominican University alumna and cancer survivor, Cristal is doing a cross-country bike trek to San Franciso to raise funds for cancer research and to deliver cancer kits to young adults in hospitals across the country. She left Baltimore on Sunday, June 4. You can read more about her amazing story in a Chicago Tribune profile here or through this Univision video (in Spanish).

The team is scheduled to arrive in San Francisco on August 12. You can follow Cristal's progress through the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults 4K For Cancer website.

Godspeed, Cristal!