Andrew Shee is a sophomore at the Ohio State University. On June 2nd, he will be traveling with a group of college-aged students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to San Francisco, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.
What is your connection to the cancer community?
It's undeniable at this point that all Americans have been touched by cancer in some way. I’m no exception; my middle name was given to me in honor of my uncle Kevin, who passed away from liver cancer before I was born. Kevin wasn’t a heavy drinker, and he fought for just 8 months before passing away at age 33. Early-onset cancer deprived me of the opportunity to meet my mom’s brother, and I often wonder how family gatherings would be different had his battle ended a different way.
Why are you traveling 4,000 miles this summer with the Ulman Foundation?
I’m riding 4000 miles this summer for Kevin, and for all those who aren’t fortunate enough to do things like this due to cancer. Young adult cancer deprives many of their ability to complete once-in-a-lifetime experiences like this; I hope to honor those currently fighting while on this trip. Youth is fleeting, and I believe it’s important to make the most of my freedom and physical ability to make a difference while I’m still able.
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!
|Jennifer Fitz||05/06/2019||$50.00||Good luck Andy! Enjoy this experience for those who can’t and be proud of such an admirable cause you’re supporting!||Dave & Cheri Hollenbaugh||04/15/2019||$100.00||We are excited for your journey! Enjoy every mile!||Paul Butrey||04/14/2019||$100.00||Proud of you Andy. Keep up the good work.||Anonymous Friend||04/09/2019||$500.00||Great work Andy! NYers are proud of you!||Loren Walker||04/04/2019||$100.00||Best of luck! Sounds like a great experience!||Mark McGinness||04/01/2019||$222.00||Andy, thanks for committing to this project. Best wishes! Safe ride!||Mark Shee||03/25/2019||$100.00||Anonymous Friend||03/24/2019||$250.00||Good Kids Childcare||03/21/2019||$200.00||Good for you, Andy! Julie Skaggs||Halie Nitzsche||03/21/2019||$40.00||Better have calves of steel after this.||Anonymous Friend||03/20/2019||$250.00||Amy Thompson||03/20/2019||$100.00||We are proud of you for taking on such a great adventure. It will be an experience of a lifetime! Love Aunt Amy, Uncle Rodney, Sierra, Liv, and Lucas||Ken & Sue White||03/18/2019||$100.00||Have an awesome journey! Thanks for making a difference. Good Luck!||Bridget Scaglione||03/06/2019||$100.00||A fantastic commitment to a wonderful cause. Very cool.||Scott Scharff||03/05/2019||$60.00||Good luck Andy!||Max Paris||03/05/2019||$20.00||Love it!||Matthew Keesey||03/05/2019||$100.00||Good luck!||Mike Flynn||03/05/2019||$50.00||Good luck Andy!||Jeff Oldham||03/04/2019||$100.00||Such a great cause!!||Jackie Stump||03/04/2019||$100.00||Melanie Bates||03/04/2019||$100.00||This is such a great event and cause! Thank you!||Jeff Peacock||03/04/2019||$50.00||Great service - congrats Andy!||Kathryn Lentz||03/03/2019||$200.00||Rebecca Bernson||03/01/2019||$200.00||Scott Rafferty||03/01/2019||$100.00||Mike Callahan||03/01/2019||$100.00||This is awesome- thank you four support and efforts!||Chris and Kara Shee||02/28/2019||$1,000.00||Andy - so proud of this journey that you are about to embark on. It will test all parts of your body and mind and you are raising money for such a great cause. We will miss you this summer but know it is for the best. Mom and Dad||John McGinness||02/28/2019||$20.00||I cant wait to see how toned those legs are after this trip.||Heike Daigle||02/28/2019||$20.00||Good luck! I have shared on Facebook - hope you meet and exceed your donation goal!||Kandice Carson||02/28/2019||$50.00||This is awesome!||Andrew Shee||02/11/2019||$100.00|