Nicholas Smith is a junior at the University of Kentucky. In the summer of 2019, he 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?
I have seen family, Friends, and community members suffer form cancer and the impact it has one loved ones. After loosing my grandfather in the 7th grade it was amazing to see the support from friends and community member for our family. It's easy to feel hopeless and defeated in these circumstances and I believe its important to have a community that supports you in your time of need.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I want to inspire others to reach out to someone they know who has been, or is being impacted by cancer. You often don't realize how great an impact a small act of kindness has for someone going through a tough time.
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!
|Charles Meyers||02/28/2019||$1,000.00||susanne cetrulo||02/22/2019||$150.00||We donate in honor of our family's friendship and in memory of Cate, our sister. Good luck, Nick||Alex Wood||02/20/2019||$5.00||Every time you said 4k I thought you meant 4 kilometers lmao||Becky S. Jones||02/13/2019||$500.00||Anonymous Friend||12/14/2018||$70.00||wood bowls||Anonymous Friend||12/14/2018||$220.00||wood bowls||Lauren Grafton||12/10/2018||$35.00||:)||Anonymous Friend||11/13/2018||$100.00||Wooden bowls||Nicholas Smith||11/09/2018||$100.00|