In the summer of 2019, Matthew Lavallee will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Many members of my extended family have battled cancer. I was always encouraged to participate in cancer fighting events and fundraisers since I was a kid. Cancer has always been a part of my life, raising 4,500$ to support young adults fighting cancer is the least I could do.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I am traveling 4,000 miles to raise money for the cancer community and to spread hope among people battling cancer. I will be gathering donations while riding all over the country. I will also be visiting cancer patients and survivors on my off days, my goal is to spread joy, laughter, and of course hope.
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!
|James Richardson||08/19/2019||$1,000.00||Johnson and Johnson||08/05/2019||$200.00||Johnson and Johnson||08/05/2019||$1,000.00||Erika Lewy||08/02/2019||$25.00||So proud of you my friend. You're one of the most kind, sensitive, creative people I've ever met-- and I'm so proud of you committing yourself to a cause and people who need it. Love you.||Chris Edwards||07/29/2019||$100.00||Brenda Pearce||06/22/2019||$20.00||Mitchell Clarin||06/12/2019||$25.00||Yvonne George||06/03/2019||$31.00||Good luck and safe travels!||Anonymous Friend||05/28/2019||$100.00||Eric Beck||05/24/2019||$50.00||Good Luck!||Matthew LaVallee||05/24/2019||$568.00||Lone Eagle Brewery Fundraiser/Raffle!||Leighann Smedley||05/22/2019||$50.00||Good luck Matty! So nice to have met you.||Beatrice Harnett||05/22/2019||$50.00||Hi Matthew, Have a great 10 weeks biking and meeting exciting people, all for a good cause. Take ibuprofen with you. The Harnett Family||Kristie Breed||05/21/2019||$100.00||Mattie - Wishing you the best on your journey across America! What a wonderful, selfless and impact-full act you are performing for so many in need! I hope to follow your journey across the states - be safe, have fun!||Scott & Beth Canterberry||05/19/2019||$250.00||You can do it!||Anonymous Friend||05/19/2019||$50.00||Finish this ride to multiply the donation. I will be following you in Strava. Good luck!||Matthew LaVallee||05/19/2019||$49.00||Anonymous Friend||05/19/2019||$500.00||enjoy the ride!||Mary Didonato||05/19/2019||$50.00||Lisa Young||05/19/2019||$100.00||Melissa Nemec||05/17/2019||$20.00||Good luck||Jacqueline Porter||05/16/2019||$25.00||Knock 'em Dead Have a great time and don't take any wooden nickels!||Anonymous Friend||05/16/2019||$10.00||Anonymous Friend||05/16/2019||$50.00||Boro Barbers||Noreen Sheridan||05/10/2019||$50.00||Have a wonderful adventure Matty!||Anonymous Friend||05/08/2019||$20.00||Leg GAINZ||Daniel Meredith||05/08/2019||$20.00||Have a great time touring the country! hope to see you in Columbus!||Matt Marsh||05/02/2019||$50.00||Steven Williams||04/30/2019||$50.00||Way to go Matty!||Anonymous Friend||04/27/2019||$20.00||CUCK FANCER||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2019||$20.00||This is for a good cause and Matt should be able to chase his dream. Best of luck to him. -Bryan Bausback||Anonymous Friend||04/25/2019||$17.00||Ariane Klepacki||04/24/2019||$100.00||Best of luck! - The Klepacki's||Amy Valerio||04/24/2019||$100.00||Hope this is a wonderful experience, Matty!||Dianne Carbo||04/24/2019||$50.00||What a wonderful thing you are doing. The world needs more people like you.||Stephen LaVallee||04/15/2019||$500.00||Matty, we are all so proud of you, raising awareness for such an important cause. Can't wait to send you off and see in San Fran!! You got this :) Love you!!||Matthew LaVallee||04/15/2019||$50.00||Dolores R Salzig||04/08/2019||$100.00||What a generous undertaking! God bless you.||Elizabeth Lewy||04/08/2019||$50.00||Kati Pope||03/28/2019||$100.00||Matthew- I know how happy and proud Jeremy would be to see you riding this year! He would surely wish to be there for training and send off with a big smile. Much love to you and good luck with the ride! Will be watching for news as you ride across the country.||Stephen Lavallee||03/15/2019||$350.00||I’m very proud of Matty||James Lewy||03/13/2019||$100.00||A worthy goal for a great cause. Everybody will come out and help you towards you $5000 target!||Carrie Pharoah-LaVallee||03/04/2019||$25.00||Good Luck!!||Matthew LaVallee||03/03/2019||$100.00||From Alex LaVallee <3||John Ferguson||03/02/2019||$25.00||Good luck brotha! Tell Alex I said hi. PDX16 foevs||Matthew LaVallee||03/01/2019||$100.00|