Andrew Aschbacher's Fundraising Page
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Andrew Aschbacher is a junior at the University of Louisville. In the summer of 2017 he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 49 day, 4000+ mile run from San Francisco, CA to Baltimore, MD. 

What is your connection to the cancer community?

Given the prevalence of cancer, it is safe to say we are all affected by it in one way or another.  As a nursing student at the University of Louisville pursuing a rewarding career in the healthcare field, I will be surrounded by cancer patients on a regular basis. Personally, I have seen cancer take the life of my grandfather in 2010 when he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia; I have seen it take the lives of my friend's family members; and I have seen patients in the hospital undergo gruesome chemotherapy in hopes of achieving a successful recovery.  In every circumstance it has brought friends and family members together to provide support and courage to those diagnosed with cancer, because no one should have to face this battle alone.  

Why are you traveling over 4000 miles this summer with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults?

Originally I was interested in running across the country to grow as an individual, create memories to last a lifetime, and take in the world in ways I've never experienced.  And while all that is still true, none of those reasons compete with the opportunity the Ulman Cancer Fund has given me to connect on both an emotional and physical level with the battles cancer patients face on a daily basis.  It is my hope that by participating in the 4K For Cancer I will make long-lasting connections with support groups, gain knowledge on the affects fighting cancer has on patients, friends, and their families, and to be able to share my experience with future patients.  


ABOUT 2017 4K for Cancer

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


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!

Name Date Amount Comments
D. Charlie Wingerd 07/29/2017 $25.00 Thank you for your efforts, Andrew. Well played by your Mom: she and Phillip must be proud, I presume yet know.
Justin Davis 06/03/2017 $50.00  
Victoria Roman 05/30/2017 $15.00  
Kelly Portale 05/21/2017 $40.00  
Mike Pendleton 05/18/2017 $25.00  
Philip Aschbacher 05/18/2017 $100.00 So proud of you Andrew. Be safe, have fun and play the guitar! I would say 'do something nice for someone' but you are!!
Tory Portale 05/15/2017 $30.00 Have fun Andrew!
Quinn Smith 05/15/2017 $30.00 This is awesome! Good luck and have fun.
Mark Amick 05/04/2017 $100.00 Challenging you to run as a chemistry teacher! Can I do a few miles with you?
Sarah McInteer 05/03/2017 $40.00 If I win the raffle, you can go to the game with me ;) I love you, babe!
John Barrow 04/17/2017 $50.00  
Patricia Showalter 04/12/2017 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/10/2017 $500.00 Run Forrest Run!!
Deborah Cornett 04/07/2017 $500.00  
Katie Spencer 04/07/2017 $20.00  
Amanda Patneaude 04/05/2017 $30.00  
Bev Schroeder 04/04/2017 $25.00 Yelab
Joe Aschbacher 04/01/2017 $25.00  
Jennifer Deck 03/30/2017 $50.00 So excited for you, Andrew!
NADA MASIC 03/24/2017 $50.00 Be happy! Pick a funny costume!
Katelyn Alcorn 03/22/2017 $50.00  
Philip and Resa Aschbacher 03/10/2017 $100.00  
Mike H 02/24/2017 $100.00  
Mark and Dallas Aschbacher 02/22/2017 $150.00 Run, run, run as fast as you can! No one can catch you when you are dressed as the Gingerbread man!!
Lea Hardy 02/21/2017 $20.00  
Sadie Aschbacher 02/21/2017 $100.00 Andrew, how did you get to be so cool and so kind? Proud of you. Please run in a Woody costume.
Sarah McInteer 02/19/2017 $100.00 Granny says "Good luck, Andrew and thanks for running for such a great cause!"
Patrice Rickard 02/18/2017 $25.00  
Jan,James,Jac Canepari 02/17/2017 $100.00 Good luck!
Kyle Travis 02/17/2017 $20.00 We've come a long way since polar pops and fudge cakes at Circle K. Good luck!
Resa Aschbacher 02/16/2017 $100.00 Run for your Pop Pop.
R. & D. McInteer 02/05/2017 $250.00 We are proud of you using your talents for a great cause. Enjoy the people and places you encounter along the way. We are looking forward to the stories you will return with.
Kim and Ginnie Strouse 01/17/2017 $100.00 Thanks for being so caring and responsible! Love U!
Dean and Kelsey Aschbacher 01/08/2017 $150.00 When you get tired, sleep. When you get hungry, eat. And when you gotta go, ya know... go. And you just run!
Mary Ann Silveri-Ljubic 01/07/2017 $50.00 YOU GO ANDREW!!!!
Katie Spencer 01/07/2017 $100.00 Good Luck!
Resa Aschbacher 01/07/2017 $100.00 In memory of Pop. How about a run in a Nurses uniform.
Jacob Harrison 01/07/2017 $25.00 Good luck Andrew!
David Schroeder 01/07/2017 $300.00 Good luck cuz!
Uncle Kurt 01/06/2017 $100.00 You're a great young man, Andrew. Good luck. I'd like Dr. Evil or Wayne of Wayne's World fame. Or perhaps, Superman.
John Schroeder 01/03/2017 $75.00 way to go, Andrew!
Greta Aschbacher 01/03/2017 $100.00 Way to go, brother! Costume ideas for those training runs: Forrest. Forrest Gump. Buzz Lightyear. Sonic the Hedgehog.
Jessie Watrous 12/25/2016 $30.00  
Sarah McInteer 12/23/2016 $50.00 I'm so proud of you, babe!
Rob Seng 12/15/2016 $5.00 Andrew, thanks for being a caring person and putting into action what Trinity taught you.
John Schroeder 11/29/2016 $100.00 Run Forrest Run!
Barbara Polivka 11/18/2016 $50.00 Go Andrew! Awesome goal!
Anonymous Friend 11/16/2016 $30.00  
Scott and Tammy Holzknecht 11/16/2016 $50.00  
Angela Calloway 11/12/2016 $100.00 Run Andrew, run!
Julie Breedlove 10/19/2016 $50.00 I am sure we will get to enjoy pictures from your cross country endeavor...Good Luck!
Jude Mattingly 10/19/2016 $50.00 Good luck Andrew!
Alexis Graeter 10/19/2016 $20.00 Good for you Andrew! I personally could never take on this feat but am glad there are people like you who can and will. This is such an awesome thing for you to do and I'm happy to contribute to this cause!
Andrew Aschbacher 10/18/2016 $100.00  
  Total $4,605.00  
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