Alexis Baker is a senior at the Bentley University. In the summer of 2017 she will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to New York, NY to raise funds and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
It seems that everyone I meet has been affected by cancer in some way. I have watched relatives, friends, and others around me go through the devastating effects of cancer. I often feel helpless as all I can do is offer support and friendship during these times. I am ready to do more as an advocate and spread awareness to help those who need it most.
Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?
I want young adults battling cancer and their families to know they are not alone. I want every person I come across either through fundraising or running to know about this cause and feel inspired by it. This will be my greatest adventure and I am ready to mentally and physically push myself as I spend the summer advocating for this great cause.
2017 marks the 16th 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 Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). Interested in joining the fight? Apply to be a rider or runner at www.4kforcancer.org!
Over 70,000 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.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer. With your support, the Ulman Cancer Fund 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.
UCF House - This year UCF broke ground on 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!
|Anonymous Friend||07/11/2017||$50.00||Go Lexi! You're almost there :)||Frank Craig||07/11/2017||$30.00||Wow. Great stuff.||Anne Craig||07/11/2017||$100.00||Good luck. What a great adventure.||Carol Craig||07/11/2017||$30.00||Good Luck on your run! Carol Craig||John & Sheryl Craig||07/10/2017||$100.00||Way to go, Lexi!!||Elizabeth Craig||07/08/2017||$100.00||For Sharon's B'Day - Go Lexi!!!||Dave and Karen Halverson||07/07/2017||$100.00||Go Lexi, Go!!! So proud of you!! Love from The Halversons||Gregory Abel||07/06/2017||$40.00||Good luck, Alexis! We already miss you here at CH-CH!||Mackenzie Baker||06/24/2017||$60.00||You're almost a week in & im so proud! Keep being awesome, Lex!||Conrad Christman||06/15/2017||$50.00||Bria Milbery||06/13/2017||$50.00||Good luck, Alexis! I am so proud of you and can't wait to hear all about your adventure!||Tom Taylor||06/11/2017||$100.00||Thank you Lexie for standing up for goodness. Your parents raised a great young lady and future leader.||Kimberly Fischer||05/30/2017||$25.00||Good Luck!||Delfina Rodriguez De La Torre||05/26/2017||$50.00||Congratulations and good luck!!! So proud and happy for you!!!||Julia Giacomazzi||05/24/2017||$20.00||Good luck!!! You're awesome :)||ROSA BENN||05/21/2017||$100.00||Sharon Baker||05/20/2017||$100.00||Congratulations Alexis!||FHCSC Charity||05/09/2017||$250.00||Lauri Plis||05/08/2017||$50.00||Good luck Alexis!||Nicole Cheng||04/28/2017||$25.00||Good luck, you're doing awesome already!||Anonymous Friend||04/26/2017||$150.00||Good luck!||Lyndsee Thompson||04/25/2017||$40.00||You're amazing!!! Good luck||Alexis Doughty||04/22/2017||$30.00||I'm a good friend of Aunt Cynthia. Take good care of yourself, Lexie. your||Sarah Plis||04/20/2017||$100.00||Good luck little!! So proud of you!!||Kendra Wozniak||04/12/2017||$25.00||Keep doing you, you rock!!||Debi Gibso||04/07/2017||$25.00||Proud of your efforts! Missing your mom!||Sharon Baker||04/03/2017||$75.00||In honor of your sister's birthday (actually, any excuse works, but this is a good one!). Very proud of you!||Gail & Chad||03/25/2017||$150.00||Meaghan Flynn||03/20/2017||$25.00||You're amazing!!||Diane Baker||03/18/2017||$250.00||加油!!!! Way to go Alexis!!!!!||Sharon Baker||03/16/2017||$115.00||Kevin M||03/15/2017||$25.00||Best wishes on your adventure.||Uyeno Family||02/26/2017||$100.00||So proud of you!||Isabelle McDermott||02/25/2017||$10.00||Norice Lee||02/25/2017||$50.00||Run like the wind for the cause Alexis! You are amazing!||Anonymous Friend||02/12/2017||$30.00||So amazing, good luck!! :)||Sharon Baker||02/11/2017||$100.00||This is your father's choice for his bday present!||John Baker||01/29/2017||$250.00||Keep up the good work, Love Mom and Dad||John and Laurie Baker||01/04/2017||$250.00||We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments!||Nan Baker||12/22/2016||$100.00||So proud||Cynthia Baker||12/22/2016||$100.00||You are amazing||Kaela Ward||12/21/2016||$25.00||Good Luck!!||Mimi Mills||12/19/2016||$100.00||Andrew Kidder||11/29/2016||$30.00||This is incredible! Good luck and let me know when CA!!||Victoria Wong||11/27/2016||$25.00||so incredibly proud of you! #doitforthevine :)||Marianne Bishop||11/27/2016||$20.00||Congratulations for putting your passion into action for such a great cause!||Dan Ball||11/26/2016||$100.00||What a great thing you are doing, Lexi! Run safely!||Sharon Baker||11/26/2016||$250.00||Jennifer Hudson||11/26/2016||$100.00||What an incredible thing to take on!||Ecuador La Vaca||11/26/2016||$40.00||Good luck love! This is so impressive <3 I'll be waiting for you in NY :)||Anonymous Friend||11/26/2016||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||11/26/2016||$50.00||Allie Downs||11/26/2016||$10.00||This is awesome! Best of luck, Alexis!||Alexis Baker||11/19/2016||$100.00|