In the summer of 2019, Adam Newell will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
Both of my grandparents on my mothers side were diagnosed with cancer. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago, and luckily is now cancer free. Unfortunately, my grandfather lost his battle against cancer and passed away in 2017. He always remained positive, through the entirety of his treatment, and I wish to bring this positivity to the lives of the people I come across during the 4K.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
There are many reasons why I am travelling with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The first and foremost is because I sincerely enjoy making a difference in people's lives. Even if it is the smallest thing, I try to improve the day of everyone I come across. The smallest thing for me could be the biggest thing for them. I also love travelling, and cannot think of a better way to travel across the country, all the while making a huge impact in other people's lives. Along with doing this to make a difference in people's lives, I want to do this for myself. I applied and was accepted for the 4K last year. Unfortunately, my house burned down in the spring and I was unable to continue with the ride. Thankfully no one was hurt, and we were able to start over, but part of me wants to do this ride to tell myself that no matter what life throws at me, I know I can handle it. Once I prove this to myself, I will also be able to show others how they can overcome difficult obstacles in their lives too.
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!
|Adam Newell||01/13/2019||$500.00||Ride on!||Adam Newell||01/12/2019||$1,000.00||Great cause!||Kim Thieman||12/15/2018||$50.00||Adam Newell||12/15/2018||$350.00||Adam Newell||11/24/2018||$100.00|