Liora Wolder is a senior at Cal State Fullerton. In the summer of 2019, she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
When I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma- a bone cancer that was in my kidney. I was homeschooled my junior year of high school, underwent surgery to remove my kidney, a year of Chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation. Every side effect that could have happened, happened to me. I lost my hair, became frail and missed out of a whole year of my life. I met many people along the way, some were lucky enough to have made a full recovery, and others lost their lives fighting like a champion. I am approaching 5 years in remission this February and can not be more excited to celebrate it by cycling 4000 miles across America.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I am cycling across America to prove to myself that I am strong enough, that I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. I spent too many nights in the hospital and missed out on many things thoughout my teenage years. I missed out on too many sunsets and didnt watch enough sunrises. Traveling across the country on a bicycle is something I never thought was possible 6 years ago. I know what it feels like to have the fear of not seeing the next day, so here I am, making the most out of my life and slowly ticking things off my bucket list. I want to show other cancer patients that there is a life after cancer and that they too, can control their own life and take matters into their own hands.
2019 marks the 18th year of the 4K for Cancer sending young adults on journeys across the country in an effort to inspire hope and unite communities in the fight against cancer. The 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Foundation (Ulman). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner a at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year. Young adults (ages 15-39) face a variety of unique challenges with a cancer diagnosis including fertility preservation, social isolation, lack of insurance, delayed diagnosis, and more.
Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, Ulman is able to provide free support services and resources for the young adult cancer community including:
Cancer to 5K - a 12-week training program designed to introduce or reintroduce cancer survivors to physical activity.
Patient Navigation - a free program (onsite at cancer centers and remotely through our office) that ensures no young adult ever faces cancer alone. We provide one-on-one support & resources to young adults and their families to help them manage the cancer experience and long-term cancer survival.
Scholarships - a financial assistance program to help young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
Ulman House - This year Ulman will open a “home away from home” to provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers, in East Baltimore.
Your donation will help make these programs and our mission possible!
|Lance & Simone Dermeik||08/11/2019||$100.00||A true inspiration!! Thank you for dedicating a ride to Simone.||Liora Wolder||07/21/2019||$5.00||Venmo donations||Linda Harris||06/17/2019||$200.00||To Liora from your Dysinger family!||Patricia ODonnell||06/01/2019||$50.00||Congrats on 5 years survivorship. I just celebrated 5 years and did keys to keys. I’m hoping you have an awesome experience. Remember to listen to your body throughout this adventure. “Cancer changes lives, so do we” Pat K2K2019||Linda Carlin||05/29/2019||$180.00||Your strength and determination is an inspiration!||Anonymous Friend||04/30/2019||$25.00||Tough times don't last. Tough people do. You rock, Liora!||Liora Wolder||04/25/2019||$74.00||Sending you all the strength and support your way! We hope this helps you! The girls at RT||carrie clugston-smith||04/25/2019||$25.00||Liora you are amazing and I pray for your strength and continued remission. You are an Inspiration!||Jeffrey Davis||04/23/2019||$100.00||I am very proud of you. You are amazing. You rock you TVT alum!||Nicole Smith||04/19/2019||$100.00||Good luck, Liora! You are amazing!||Trista Matthews||04/19/2019||$40.00||Praying for you Liora! Thank you for being an inspiration! With Love, Your RT Kindergarten Family||Anonymous Friend||04/14/2019||$37.00||Kick Butt :)||Mel Morris||04/10/2019||$26.00||Way to go Liora!!||Liora Wolder||04/05/2019||$120.00||Instagram donations! hope you achieve your goal!||Danny Meller||04/04/2019||$36.00||Will miss you but wish you an amazing trip!||Anonymous Friend||04/01/2019||$18.00||So awesome what your doing!! I hope to do something like this some day.||Anonymous Friend||03/26/2019||$107.00||What a wonderful thing you're doing! Even when it gets tough, you'll come through all right. Just remember to do everything in love and be salt and light to the world.||Jess Peterlin||02/22/2019||$30.00||God bless and have fun||Gidon Bonner||02/13/2019||$25.00||Liora! You are amazing and such an inspiration!||Liora Wolder||02/05/2019||$316.00||Go get em tiger||Anonymous Friend||02/04/2019||$20.00||All the best :)||Anonymous Friend||01/31/2019||$120.00||Li you are an inspiration. Good luck with your ride.||The Goldblatt Family||01/30/2019||$100.00||Cycle strong Liora, you continue to inspire!||Miriam Tenenbaum||01/24/2019||$18.00||You go girl!!!! So proud of you!||Cara Rosenberg||01/16/2019||$90.00||So proud of you!! You got this! A true inspiration!||Anonymous Friend||01/16/2019||$30.00||You are such an inspiration!||Anonymous Friend||01/16/2019||$100.00||Eric Grossman||01/15/2019||$360.00||Rock n Roll. LMK when u want to hit those hills||Anonymous Friend||01/14/2019||$160.00||Kim Grevler||01/14/2019||$50.00||We are SO proud of you!! You go girrrllll!!!!||Cindi Opdyke||01/14/2019||$36.00||As a cancer survivor/patient myself, I’m so proud and inspired by your bravery and dedication to your own wellness and raising awareness for this horrible disease. Keep being an inspiration!||Ora & Jayden Sher||01/14/2019||$180.00||So proud of your Liora!!! Good luck and have fun!!||Liora Wolder||01/14/2019||$360.00||Behind you all the way!!||Clive Wolder||01/13/2019||$360.00||Sienna and Eva Moraes||01/13/2019||$36.00||Carol Koenigsberg||01/13/2019||$36.00||You are truly an inspiration Liora! Pay it forward!! Awesome!||Beverley Sarembock||01/13/2019||$360.00||You go girl!!!!!!! We are in awe of your courage||David Sarembock||01/13/2019||$360.00||A true inspiration||Perel Goorevitch||01/13/2019||$18.00||Way to go!||Debby Marks||01/13/2019||$180.00||So proud of you Liora||Norman Smith||01/13/2019||$250.00||Wow!! U r amazing!! Good luck||Nina Varkel||01/13/2019||$36.00||What an amazing challenge, wishing you good health always||Lior Shimoni||01/13/2019||$36.00||Liora!! You are such a kind, loving, beautiful, amazing and strong woman! <3||Alain Bonavida||01/13/2019||$180.00||Cancer took my grandmother. May this scourge be eliminated in our lifetime.||Nicky Colley||01/11/2019||$54.00||So proud and inspired by you! You Go Girl!!||Frank & Gra Haase||01/08/2019||$360.00||You are an amazing person Liora - thank you for educating us||David Rock||01/08/2019||$180.00||You are an inspiration to us all Upwards and onwards||Monte Mirbach||01/05/2019||$100.00||Danya Kaye||01/04/2019||$36.00||You go girl!! So glad you are healthy and congrats on 5 years :) Wishing you many healthy years and blessings to come, and an amazing experience as you cycle across America. Big hugs, Danya||Paul Mirbach||01/02/2019||$150.00||For one of the bravest women I have ever had the privilege to know. My niece. True inspiration, determination and optimism. Love you lots.||Kali Yonowitz||01/01/2019||$36.00||I am so proud of you girl! You are an inspiration to all! <3||Justin Feldman||01/01/2019||$30.00||Liora Wolder||12/17/2018||$100.00|