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Northbrook college student to bike more than 4,000 miles next summer to fight cancer

Northbrook college student to bike more than 4,000 miles next summer to fight cancer

Northbrook native Shawn Killian is ambitiously seeking to honor his next-door neighbor, Linzey Wilson, who died in 2007 of a brain tumor at the age of 16. Currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Killian plans to join other University of Texas students next summer for Texas 4000, a bike journey of more than 4,000 miles from Austin, Texas, to Anchorage, Alaska, to help raise money for cancer research. On June 26, Killian, a 2014 Glenbrook North High School graduate, hosted the 2015 Texas 4000 team at his Northbrook home when the team stopped through the Chicago area. "It was neat to have my family meet the team," said Killian, adding that his neighbors...

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